Amid the national grief over the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash, about five governors on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of a son of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, in Kano State.
Also at the wedding were ministers and federal lawmakers, according to a statement by the media aide of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Mr Attahiru died on Friday alongside other military officers in the plane crash in Kaduna.
The burial of the officers in Abuja coincided with the wedding in Kano but the governors still managed to honour their invitations to the joyous event.
Mr Ibrahim said Mr Ganduje was the bride’s trustee while his Sokoto counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, served as groom’s trustee.
Other governors at the event were Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State.
Also at the event were ministers and federal lawmakers, the statement said.
The remains of Mr Attahiru and some of the other officers were buried at the National Cemetry in Abuja after prayers were said at the National Mosque.
Abubakar Malami son wedding photos below;
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This is very true… Malami's second son wedding… So unfortunate
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Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State earlier today joined his counterparts and other dignitaries at the wedding fatiha of son of the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN in Kano. pic.twitter.com/PHMJW6N0Qd
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In 2016 Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was killed. Putin attended his burial. In 2018 terrorists killed French Policeman, Arnaud Beltrame.Macron attended his burial. In Nigeria, we lost our Army chief, and @OfficialAPCNg Governors had a party in Kano!#TableShaker pic.twitter.com/bAazH5WK1z
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