17-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Jigawa – Police


The Police in Jigawa State say a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by consuming insecticide popularly known as Ota Piyapiya.
The Jigawa Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Monday that the incident happened in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.
Jinjiri said: “Information reached us that Gambo Jibrin, aged 17, of Gambara Village was brought to the General Hospital, Birnin Kudu, unconscious after she was suspected to have drunk insecticide substance.
“Immediately the information was received, detectives were drafted to the hospital to confirm the information.
“Unfortunately, the detectives met the victim dead already.”
He explained that remains of the deceased had already been handed over to her family for burial according to Islamic rites.
The police spokesman said that investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of the deceased’s action.


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