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Bride suffers injury in her eye after vigilante members allegedly disrupted her wedding party in Kano

A bride, Khadija Abdullahi, has allegedly been wounded in her eye by vigilantes at Dantamashe town, Ungogo LGA of Kano State during her wedding party last weekend.

Daily Trust reports that eyewitnesses claim the vigilante members were invited to stop the local party, also known as DJ, organized by the bride, which later generated controversy, and a stone that was hurled landed in one of her eyes. They said some neighbours of the bride’s family called the attention of the vigilantes to the party, following a total ban on such gatherings by the community elders.

Recounting what transpired, the bride said

”We were busy with our party when I saw the vigilantes—about 10 of them coming. They started beating people, saying that the party would not hold. From there, I didn’t know what happened, I just found myself on a hospital bed with a wounded eye”

On his part, the groom, Hamisu Bala, described the incident as a deliberate move to destroy their happiness and called on the authorities to fight for the rights of his bride.

”We won’t forgive anyone that did this on our happiest day. We want the authorities concerned to act. It was deliberate since they knew it was a wedding party”

But the vigilante group in the LGA said their men did not touch anybody at the place and that the grudge was between the people and a committee that banned a party (called DJ) in the area, The State Police Command said it has arrested two people in connection with the incident and that they would be charged in court after the investigation.

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