A 40 years old man, Abdullahi Jafaru, has been hospitalized after a failed attempt at suicide, the Jigawa State Police Command said.
SP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesperson of the command made this revelation in the state capital Dutse.
According to Jinjiri, Jafaru’s failure to convince his wife to come back home after she absconded due to their misunderstanding, instigated him to attempt committing suicide.
“Dec. 31, 2018, a woman by name Halima Abdullahi absconded from her matrimonial home because of misunderstanding with her husband, Abdullahi Jafaru, aged 40, of Shunar village in Kafinhausa Local Government Area.
“And attempts made by the said Abdullahi to console Halima to come back to his house being his first wife with six children proved abortive.
“In this regard, Abdullahi found it unbearable to survive without his lovely wife, hence he found petrol and set himself ablaze.
“And as soon as the police in the area got the hint, they swiftly moved to the scene and rescued the suspect/victim and rushed him to hospital.
“While still on sick bed receiving treatment, Abbullahi is still calling the name of Halima despite the fact that his second wife remained with him at the hospital,” Jinjiri said.
The spokesperson assured that the police will investigate further the cause of the incident.