Jeanine Delsky, a 46-year-old American woman, last Saturday arrived Panshekara, a suburb in Kano, to meet the family of her 23-year-old Instagram boyfriend, Sulaiman Babayero Isa.
The visit, according to the American, is to seek consent of Isa’s parents to marry their son.
Delsky, who lives in California, USA, met Isa on Instagram one year ago. She said his loving and sincere nature had attracted her to him.
The mother of two said they both agreed to get married and fly to the US where they intend to settle.
“I didn’t respond because I have had experiences with Nigerian scammers,” she said, narrating their first chat.
“But there was a guy messaging me and Sulaiman knew he was a scammer so he said “get a job and quit scamming innocent people.” “So I thought he sounded like a nice guy.”
Isa, who has just finished secondary school, said that he is ready to follow his girlfriend to America to settle and build a family. He said the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has a Sunna advising men to “marry a woman who is far older than you”.
The barber also siad he expects Delsky to one day convert to Islam.
His mother has accepted the union and a wedding will hold in March.