By Luka Binniyat, Kaduna
Following the wedding fathiya of two daughters of Vice President Namadi Sambo, Kaduna remained largely shut down yesterday.
Stern looking security men cordoned off all the roads to Sultan Bello Mosque, venue of the wedding, while VIPs were thoroughly searched before being allowed in to witness the wedding fatiha.
Also, all roads to the Ahmadu Bello Square, where the wedding reception was held, was closed to the public, thus causing heavy traffic in many parts of the town.
Armed troops in vans with wailing sirens drove menacingly through the major streets of Kaduna. Panicky residents stayed indoors for the better part of the day.
Governors, ministers, senators and other very important guests from within and outside the country were in attendance.
Former President Ibrahim Babangida and a powerful traditional title holder from Kano Emirate in company of some emirs were spotted at the occasion.