A 22-year-old housewife has committed suicide by taking rat poison in Miga local government area of Jigawa state to protest her husband’s plan to marry another wife.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the development to reporters in Dutse on Wednesday.
Jinjiri gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara.
He said the jealous housewife committed the act on Monday around 6 p.m. in Yanmalam village, Miga town.
“On September 18, around 8 p.m., we received a report that one 22-year-old housewife, identified as Hajara, had committed suicide by taking rat poison around 6 p.m. simply because her husband was planning to marry another wife.
“She was taken to General Hospital, Jahun, in Jahun local government area, where she died on the same day,” he said.
He added that the corpse of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the deceased’s sister had in 2001 attempted suicide by taking rat poison when her husband planned to marry another wife.
“Fortunately, she survived it,” the source said.