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.
Reports said this is the second time the deceased attempted to take her own life, but survived the first suicide in 2001.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the development to reporters in Dutse on Tuesday.
Mr Jinjiri, a DSP, simply gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara.
He said that 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 has committed suicide by taking rat poison around 6 p.m. simply because her husband is 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 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,” at that time, the source said.