40- year-old-man, Abdullahi Jafaru, depressed after his wife left him attempted to commit suicide because his wife, Halima, refused to return home following a dispute they had. Jigawa police reports.
PremiumTimes reported that Abdullahi poured petrol on himself, set himself ablaze at home in Shunar, Kafin Hausa LGA of the State.
Jigawa police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, said on December 31, 2018 that Halima, Abdullahi’s wife, mother of his six children left her matrimonial home because of a misunderstanding she had with her husband.
Jinjiri said attempts made by Abdullahi to convince Halima who is first of two wives, to return were unsuccessful. So he poured the fuel on himself and lit the match.
He was rescued and rushed to the nearest hospital.
Things got more confusing as Abdullahi still on the sick bed receiving treatment continued calling Halima’s name, even though his second wife stayed with him at the hospital taking care of him.