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In Jos: Drama as bride collapses after groom walks out of wedding

A mild drama ensued on Saturday after one Mr Rufus Aplang, left guests and worshippers in shock when he walked out of church during his wedding and abandoned his supposed bride, Judith, in Plateau State.

Aplang fled the God’s Glory Ministry, Jos, venue of the wedding, when it was time to take the wedding vow on Saturday.

According to NAN, his action threw family members, friends, colleagues and associates into wild confusion.
Aplang, was quoted allegedly to have said before walking out of the Church that he had planned 10 years ago to disgrace his supposed bride on their wedding day.

An eyewitness, Miss Julian Dogo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos, that the fleeing groom gave shocking answers to the pastor while he was taking his marital vows.

“Aplang was asked on the altar by the pastor, do you take Judith as your wife for batter for worse? Then he replied with a No.

“The pastor put the same question to him, and he replied, ‘Pastor, I heard you clearly, and understand English very well and my answer is still No’

“Then the pastor said to him, but you are well dressed and came ready for this wedding, and he replied, ‘sorry, I made up my mind 10 years ago to disgrace her on our wedding day’

“As soon as he said that, he walked out of the church, and was followed by his best man and his friends who drove out of the church premises,”Dogo told NAN

However Judith, the supposed bride, collapsed inside the church and was taken to an disclosed hospital around Plateau State Polytechnic in Jos
Speaking to NAN, Mr. Peter Sani, best man to Aplang, described it as very “embarrassing”.

He attributed his friend’s behaviour to some sort of diabolism, adding that the action was not ordinary.
“Aplang is my childhood friend, Judith has been a friend and sister too, and he dated her for over 12 years.

“I was in the church to serve as a best man, and also as a fulfilled man to witness their wedding, but I was shocked and highly disappointed with what happened in the church today,” he said.

“This is not ordinary; Aplang will always confide in me on any issue, if he had the plan to walk out on the altar he would have told me.

“What happened today is unimaginable, I came out of the church weeping profusely,” he added. NAN

In Jos: 3 die, others injured in another collapsed building

Still licking the wounds from the collapsed building in Jos North local government area of Plateau State where 15 persons lost their lives recently, another building collapsed in the local government area on Monday night claiming the lives of three persons with three others sustaining various degrees of injury.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. on Monday during a downpour at Layin Yankoba in Angwan Rogo area of Jos local council.

An eyewitness who pleaded for anonymity disclosed that there were six persons in the building, adding that three of them who were of the same parent died before they could be evacuated from the rumbles while another three occupants of the building sustained injuries and are now receiving treatment at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital.

The eyewitness further narrated that in the course of the heavy rain, which lasted for two hours, it washed away a building on a hilltop and the debris fell on the house of the victims at the basement of the hill, leading to the collapse of the building.

Those who lost their lives were simply identified as Mohammed, Iliya and Haliru, who was the owner of the building and of the same parents, while those who sustained injuries were Halilu’s two children and wife.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Deputy Superintendent Matthias Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident.

An official of the Red Cross coordinating Anguwan Rogo community, Mahmud Adamu Abdullahi, also confirmed the incident. He said: “Upon getting the information, we rushed to the scene. We can’t confirm how many are dead so far, but I know we have rescued three persons, two men and a woman who sustained injuries and we have taken them to the hospital.”

Another eyewitness and resident of the area who didn’t want his name mentioned, said: “It was a flat building, and later a decking was constructed on top, with another room built on it. It suddenly collapsed in the early hours of yesterday.”

He said two persons – a man and a woman, instantly died, while another man died later. “We have observed funeral prayers for the three dead persons,” he said. (TheGuardianNigeria)


In Jos: Couple welcomes quadruplets after 15 years of childlessness

After 15 years as a couple without a child, a retired Federal Medical Laboratory Scientist, Mr. Luka Bot Balewa and his wife, Mrs. Nyarum now have a cause to smile.

The couple wedded on December 4, 2004, Mr. and Mrs. Balewa never knew they would become parents until last Tuesday when they had their first kids – a set of quadruplets.

Nyarum delivered a boy and three girls through caesarean session at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos.

This was after enduring mockery and pain for lack of children since marriage.

“I felt the pain of childlessness every month,” she said in an interview.

“Every month, I hoped for a new story,” she narrated her ordeal to DAILY POST in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

According to her, childlessness is the worst form of torture a woman would ever have.

“It deals with you social, mentally and spiritually.”

She, however, kept her hopes high, resisting negative criticisms and advice until nine months ago when she tested positive for pregnancy.

“I didn’t even believe it, but when I went for scanning six months later and was told it was quadruplets, I was dumbfounded,” she narrated.

Her husband, Mr. Balewa didn’t just share in the disbelieve but kept it to himself until the kids were born.

“I hate disappointments so I told God if this blessing wasn’t mine in the first place, don’t raise my hopes and later take it away,” he said.

During his period of childlessness, Mr. Balewa equally faced stigma and negative criticisms but remained strong in prayers.

“I got married late and people said I was initially impotent that’s why,” he said.

After series of medical examinations, the retired staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi was sure that it was God’s decision to not give him children.

“Nothing was found to be wrong with me or my wife, so we kept praying and trusting God,” said Mr. Balewa.

Balewa, now a Pastor was, however, under-confident in preaching about God’s supreme power due to his inability to father a child.

“I asked God at various times; how do I preach that all things are possible with you while still without a child?”

The coming of the kids is, therefore, a “surprising prove of God’s supreme power,” said Bot.

The couple is expected to be discharged on Monday after the third routine examination of the children.

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