From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Wise counselling by the police in Kano on Friday saved Comrade Abba Ahmed (22), a final-year student of Accounting at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, who had vowed to commit suicide if he was not allowed to get married to Hanan Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Coincidentally, Hanan, on Friday, wedded Muhammad Turad Sha’aban, son of Damburan Zazzau and a former law-maker, Hon. Sani Sha’aban, in a low-keyed ceremony.
The “suicide” posting of Comrade Abba, had gone viral on his Facebook and Instagram handles, where he vowed to commit suicide if he failed to marry Hanan.
Worried by the viral posting, the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, signaled Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Habu Sani, for the immediate invitation of Abba who resides in Kano.
Our Correspondent who monitored Abba’s conversation with the police at Kano Command headquarters, reports that Frank Mba spoke with him through phone for about seven minutes, advising him on the need to face better goals in future, than to commit suicide over a phantom marriage, borne out of infatuation, triggered by Social Media blues.
Comrade Abba, who regretted his actions after counselling by the state Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, also expressed his intention to join the police and serve his country, patriotically.
Speaking to our Correspondent after denouncing his actions, Comrade Abba said he was moved to join the Nigeria Police Force, following the way he was counseled by Mr. Frank Mba and Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Habu Sani.
According to him, “I am impressed the way Mr. Frank Mba spoke to me. I also became very sober when the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Habu Sani counselled me and urged me to desist from such thinking. The Chief Imam of the Police Command also admonished me.
“I have denounced my earlier intention. I will no longer commit suicide. I will respect myself and wait for a woman I can call my own wife. I love my life now; and I want to live and fulfil my life ambition.”
When asked what attracted him to Hanan Buhari, Abba said, “I loved Hanan because of her beautiful face. I admired her because of the integrity of her father (President Buhari). I also loved her because of the level of her education.”
Comrade Abba said he actually made efforts to contact Hanan and her parents through Social Media, where he severally expressed his intention towards Hanan, “but I don’t think she knew I loved her. I tried to inform her, I do not think the message reached her. I also tried sending messages to President Buhari through the Social Media, I do not think he actually got the message.”
Comrade Abba who also deals on fabrics and textile materials at the popular Kantin Kwari Textile Market, said he is now ready to begin a new life with a woman she can call his own.
He wished Hanan Buhari and her newly wedded husband a happy married life, while urging Nigerian youths to invest their time on better things, rather than surfing the Social Media for reasons that are irresponsible.
Comrade Abba’s father, a Kano-based successful business man died in 2013, leaving behind 23 children and two wives.
On his mother’s side, they are only five, but lives in peace and harmony with their half-sisters and half-brothers from the step-mother’s side.