Widow of Lt. Col killed by Boko Haram remarries in U.S.

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A widow of a Lieutenant Colonel(both names undisclosed) killed by Boko Haram in February 2015 in Maiduguri, Borno State has remarried in United States.

The widow, according to a report by New Telegraph now bears Sarah, her other name so as to conceal her identity. She reportedly got married in a colourful ceremony in the presence of friends and families to a Liberian.

The paper stated that a United States-based International Human Rights lawyer and victims’ advocate, Emmanuel Ogebe, who was in the know of the wedding, said Sarah’s marriage was intriguing because her late husband had served in Liberia during a military peace-keeping mission to bring stability back to the war-torn country.

“With her son leading the bridal train as the little groom, the resplendent bride made her way into the packed Texan church to a different kind of wedding song. The lyrics, ‘God sent you to love and comfort me,’ couldn’t be more apt. The bride, Sarah was remarrying in America after Boko Haram killed her husband in Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria a few years before.

“The wedding was on Martin Luther King holiday weekend this year, the holiday commemorating the civil rights icon who advocated for racial equality.

“At the Houston wedding reception, I was seated next to a medical doctor and his wife also a doctor (relatives of the bride.) To my left was a medical doctor and her kids (friends of the bride.) The wedding guests in Houston were a true microcosm of highly educated Nigerian American immigrants. As lawyers, my wife and I were probably the least educated professionals on our table. The crowd was a mix of family, friends, co-workers and members of the ethnic church where the couple served and met,” the publication quoted Ogebe as saying.

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