- A 26-year-old Nigerian man who hails from Kano state and is married to a 49-year-old American citizen has joined the United States Army
- This is three years after they tied the knot at the Barracks Mosque Panshekara, Kaduna state
- Isah, before his marital union with his white lover, was critiqued for interracial marriage, religious differences and age differences
Kano state indigene, 26, Suleiman Isah, who married Janine Reimann, a 49-year-old American citizen, has joined the United States Army.
As reported by Daily Nigerian, Isah married Reimann on December 13, 2020, when they were both 23 and 46 years old, respectively.
It was reported that their union sparked much criticism and controversy ranging from the age difference, cultural background and religious beliefs.
Amid the criticism, Isah married Reimann at the Barracks Mosque Panshekara, with the attendance of ex-lawmaker Senator Shehu Sani.
On Friday, May 12, Isah took to his official Facebook page to announce the big news posting a picture of him wearing the US Army regalia.
He made the post with the caption:
“Alhamdullillah- forever grateful”.
Senator Shehu Sani also took to his Facebook page to congratulate both couples on the milestone Isah had attained.
“They criticised me for this interracial marriage and now Suleiman Isah is happily married and got enlisted into the California Army National Guard. Congratulations.”
Isah and Reiman were said to have met on Instagram, and they kept in touch for ten months before announcing their wedding.
Reiman, a chef based in Lindon, California, reportedly flew into Nigeria for the matrimonial joining of her and Isah.
Kenyan man discloses his navy salary
Four years ago, Jackson “Prince” Maina was a struggling Kenyan whose career life did not have a clear direction.
Maina disclosed his struggles with paying rent, foregoing meals and noted that he lived a day at a time.
The young man was successful and got to be in the US Navy with a monthly salary of KSh 247,000.
TUKO.co.ke had featured his impressive journey. He scored a D plain in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams; it looked like he had few opportunities for career progression.