Young girl commits suicide over alleged forced marriage in Kano

Sadiya Usman, 16, had hung herself at Garin Dauru village in Warawa Local Government Area, Kano State over alleged forced marriage.

The spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa has confirmed the incident to newsmen.

According to the image maker of the police, “police on 01/08/2022 at about 3:00 received a phone call from the village Head of Garin Dauru town in Warawa local Government that a girl hanged herself in her room”.

On receiving the news of the report, a team of policemen was sent to the scene and they fit to discover that the girl used her wrapper and wooden mortar to hang herself.

He said the girl was immediately hospitalized at the Wudil General Hospital and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Kiyawa said the investigation is going on to unravel the reason behind the suicide.

The deceased’s father, Malam Usman, has falsified the report that the girl committed suicide over forced marriage.

“The report that the girl hanged herself because of forced marriage is not true, all I know is that my daughter is possessed by demons that used to disturb her from time to time,” he said.

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