According to reports reaching Lailasnews.com, The police in Jigawa say a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by consuming insecticide popularly known as Piyapiya. The Jigawa State Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Monday that the incident happened in the Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.
According to Punch, Gambo Jibrin, aged 17, of Gambara village, was brought to the General Hospital, Birnin Kudu, unconsciously after she was suspected to have drunk a substance suspected to be an insecticide.
“Immediately the information was received, detectives were drafted to the hospital to confirm the information.
“Unfortunately, the detectives met the victim dead already,” Jinjiri said.
The Jigawa State Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri explained that the remains of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial according to Islamic rites.
The police spokesman said investigators had commenced ascertaining the cause of her action.
This is coming after it was reported that a 48-year-old man, Segla Hunvu, who was unable to face the harsh economic situation in the country, committed suicide.
Punch reported that Hunvu who lived on Jogbenu Street, Torikovi Town in the area, was found dangling with a rope around his neck after he had earlier told his eldest son to take care of himself and younger ones as he was going on a very long journey.
A relation of the deceased said he must have had the idea of killing himself as he went around visiting relatives prior to committing suicide.
“Hunvu came to the Ajegunle, Apapa area, on Monday to see his younger brother, Michael Hunvu. We did not know he came to bid us farewell. He had earlier told his eldest son, who is a teenager, to take good care of himself and his younger ones.
He did not come out clearly to say he wanted to kill himself. Nobody knew the reason he killed himself. We suspect that he was frustrated” he said.
A police source at the Morogbo Police Division where the case was reported said that after Hunvu left the Ajegunle area, he entered his house when his children were not around and hanged himself in a room in the house.