It is no news that President Muhammadu Buhari had a wife before Aisha Buhari. Buhari as a young military officer got married to Safinatu in December 1971 shortly after her university education, and they had five children together namely, Fatima, Hadiza, Zulaihat, Safinatu and late Musa.
Buhari was said to know Safinatu since when age was just 14 prior to their wedding.
Buhari’s first wife Safinatu served as the first Lady of Nigeria during his reign as head of state.
The couple had a heated issues which led to their eventual separation in 1988. A year later, Buhari wedded his present wife Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
However, first family photo got me pondering what happened to Islam over the years. Why has it been so radicalised? Look how decent and nice the daughters were dressed, against the hijab enforcement or covering of the hair always that pervades northern Muslim part of the country.
The photo was with his late wife Safinatu and Children; Fatima, Hadiza and Zulaihat at state house, Dodan Barrack.