In Panshekara, Kano, an American woman, Jeanine Delsky, is ready to marry her 23-year-old online boyfriend, Sulaiman Babayero Isa.
Ms Delsky, who lives in California, USA, landed Saturday at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and went straight to meet her lover's parents.
A year ago, the two lovers met on Instagram, exchanged pictures and began courtship online. Ms Delsky said in an interview that she decided to follow her boyfriend to Kano because of her love for him.
She said many people had courted her online, but she considered Mr Isa to be the most caring and genuine. The two's mother said they both agreed to get married and fly to the United States where they intend to settle down.
Mr Isa, who has just finished high school, said he's prepared to follow his girlfriend to America to settle down and build a family.
He said he was not upset by the age gap, adding: “it’s even the Sunna of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Peace be Upon Him, to marry a woman who is far older than you”.
He expressed optimism that one day Ms Delsky would accept Islam and become a Muslim.
In March Isa's mother, Fatima Suleman, is expected to hold the wedding, saying she had no objection to her son's relationship with American girlfriend, noting she would pray for them to have a happy married life in America.