The seven year war launched by Boko Haram insurgents seeking to carve out an Islamic caliphate in Northern Nigeria now seems to be under firm control as youth in Borno State now celebrate marriages.
“For the past four out of the seven years of the Boko Haram crises, we hardly celebrate marriages. We are now happy that now, some of us are now celebrating their marriages,” a resident of Maiduguri, Mala Usman said.
This wedding took place in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Apart from underscoring the return of peace in the city, the wedding showed coming together of two interesting cultures - Alganba and the Shua Arab people of Maiduguri.
The Alganbas are migrants from Niger Republic who are mainly hired as domestic workers by wealthy residents.
Culturally, Alganbas don't marry outside their nucleolus family but this wedding confirmed the saying ‘love conquers all’.
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