Bride dies during wedding ceremony in Kano

A 16-year old bride has died on Wednesday during her wedding ceremony in Gajaja, Dambatta local government Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that Fadima Abubakar accidentally fell into a well at her aunt’s house, according to BBC Hausa service.

Ms Abubakar and her bridesmaids were there as part of the traditional wedding ceremony.

Fadima’s father Alhaji Abubakar said the Islamic wedding was supposed to take place this Thursday.

“It wasn’t a forced marriage. She loved her bridegroom very much and he loved her too.

“My house is now full of wedding guests who have turned into mourners.” He said.

He explained that his main challenge is to comfort the the bride’s aunt Hajiya Lami in whose house the bride died.

“She has not eaten anything since Fadima’s death.” He said.