Woman sets herself ablaze over husband’s plan to take second wife in Jigawa

One Maimuna Wadaji, 25 in Dutse local Government, Jigawa State set herself ablaze to kick against her husband’s plan to take second wife.

The State command, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said the incident happened on Sunday at Rungumau village after her husband said he plan to marry second wife, his ex-wife whom he divorced years back.

He said Mrs Wadaji decided to use petrol inside her house and set the fire after she discovered that her husband has already made up his mind.

“She decided to set herself in flames. Following ravaging fire, she then ran outside shouting for help before residents came and quenched the fire and rescued her”, the police said.

He said the victim survived with body burns and is responding to treatment at Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital in Dutse.

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