Seven female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama, in Borno, were on Sunday married to their suitors at an elaborate wedding in Maiduguri.

The event took place at the Government Reserved Area (GRA), residence of Alhaji Aji Kolo, the treasurer of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who sponsored the event.

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Kolo said he decided to sponsor the wedding to give a sense of belonging to the IDPs who lacked the resources to sponsor the weddings themselves.

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He said the object was to help strengthen the institution of marriage in the community.

The newly wedded brides expressed joy at the event and thanked Kolo for the gesture.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Amina Bukar, said she had wanted to formalize her wedding since last year but for lack of resources.

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Bukar noted that Kolo had assisted the IDPs in the locality on several occasions, adding that his philanthropic disposition was unparallel. (NAN)

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