Nigerian Man Has 86 Wives

Take it from Mohammed Bello Abubakar. The 84-year-old Nigerian man will tell you from experience that you shouldn't have that many wives. How many? 86 to be exact!

Nigerian Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, has advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women.

The former teacher and Muslim preacher, who lives in Niger State with his wives and at least 170 children, says he is able to cope only with the help of God.

"A man with 10 wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah. That is why I have been able to control 86 of them," he told the BBC.

He says his wives have sought him out because of his reputation as a healer.

"I don't go looking for them, they come to me. I will consider the fact that God has asked me to do it and I will just marry them."

The full story is weird and full of intrigue: Link - via Look At This

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I thought my grandfather broke the records in West Africa when he claimed he had 30 legal wives...86!!!! I seriously hope no one is gonna try to follow this crazy mans footsteps...

I am not even a Muslim but I know the rule says u have to be able to take care of your wife(s)( read the full story on BBC)..

Of course he is tired.. he is thinking of who to marry next( Miss 87) and trying to run away from the drama at home.

If i were him, I would run and leave everything behind..but I guess not!
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