Four IDP couples at Daudu Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Benue State, were joined in holy matrimony last Sunday, in an event which had lots of people present.
The IDP couples found love in the camp where they were sent to, following series of attacks by Fulani herdsmen which left hundreds dead, with thousands currently displaced from their ancestral lands.
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Few months ago, 35-year-old Modu Bulama who came into Dalori IDP camp after his wife and two children were killed by Boko Haram, made headlines after he met and fell in love with a woman in the camp . The lady was said to be a widow who lost her husband during an attack on their community by Boko Haram.
Speaking on how they met, Modu in an interview with BBC said;
“Some religious leaders in this camp advised me not to worry about what has happened to me They also asked me to remarry. I took their advise and said I will marry as soon as I can afford to. Eventually I met her. I was able to save up. I gave her a bride price and we got married” he said.
The woman who was shy to give her name said he gave her money for the dowry payment.
“By the grace of God, I was able to give her N10,000″he said
Modu said they met right there in the camp when they were called to distribute relief materials
“We are sometimes called to distribute relief materials. It was while distributing such materials that we met. We heard each others story and I told her that I loved her and would like to marry her.”
Asked if she played hard to get, Modu with a broad smile said
“No, no..she didn’t play hard to get. She didn’t, she didn’t”