Woman sets herself ablaze over husband’s decision to take second wife

A 25-year-old woman identified as Maimuna Wadaji has reportedly set herself ablaze in protest of her husband’s plan to take second wife in Dutse local Government, Jigawa State.


The State command, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said it happened on Sunday at Rungumau village after her husband unveilled his plan to marry second wife.

Adam said the woman had earlier protested after she got information about her husband’s plan to remarry his ex-wife whom he divorced years back and Mrs Wadaji decided to use petrol inside her house and set the fire after the husband refused to abandon the plan.

“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.

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


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