Tragedy struck at Albarkawa area of Gusau, Zamfara State on Sunday, September 8, when a 17-year-old girl identified as Aisha reportedly set herself ablaze, because her lover could not marry her due to poverty. The girl receiving a serious bunt and is currently receiving treatment.

According to report, Aisha attempted suicide when it was said that her long time fiancé will have to pay N17,000 as her dowry, an amount the fiancé could not afford." alt="" class="wp-image-74" srcset=" 552w, 225w" sizes="(max-width: 552px) 100vw, 552px" />

“She brought a gallon of petrol and a matchbox. She got her self-drenched in the petrol and struck a match stick and within a second she got engulfed in flames. Even before setting her self ablaze, her younger sister had tried hard to stop her from taking the dangerous decision by flinging the matchbox from her hand as any time she attempted to strike the matches the younger sister would stop her until when she became tired of stopping and went away.” “The girl then ran outside the house screaming for help until some good Samaritans arrived and put out the raging flames tormenting her. The girl’s father said he had no money to take her to the hospital as he could only boast of N750 at the time the incident happened,” he said.

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