IGP Mohammed Abubakar Remarries Months After Wife’s Demise

Mohammed Abubakar  and new wife Zarah

Mohammed Abubakar and new wife Zarah


Nineteen months after losing his first wife, Maryam, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has remarried in Abuja.

The 53-year-old has married 35-year-old Zarah Bunu, daughter of a former Nigerian minister, Bunu Sheriff Musa.

Among the dignitaries who witnessed the marriage of the police boss include, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, multi-billionaire industrialist, Aliko Dangote, and state governors.

Also at the wedding were two former Heads of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, and Ibrahim Babangida, Minister of the FCT, Bala Mohammed and members of the National Assembly.

The wedding (fatiha) which took place at the National Mosque, Abuja was conducted by the Chief Imam of the mosque, Ustaz Mohammed.

Mohammed prayed for the success of the marriage, which held about a year after Abubakar lost his wife, Maryam, who died in January, 2012 shortly after Abubakar was appointed as acting IG.

Zarah, Abubakar’s wife who schooled in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria currently works at the External Relations Department of Afren, an independent oil and gas company.


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