Published by Streetwise Magazine
A sixteen-year-old girl, Sadiya Usman has hanged herself at Garin Dauru village in the Warawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
It was learnt she allegedly committed suicide after she was allegedly forced into marriage.
The spokesman for the state police command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed that the teenage girl hanged herself.
He said the police on August 1, 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”.
According to him, the girl made use of a piece of cloth and a wooden mortar to commit suicide.
He said she was immediately taken to Wudil General Hospital where she was confirmed dead, Daily Post reports.
The police however said an investigation was still ongoing to determine the reason why the teenage girl killed herself but the father of the deceased, Malam Usman, the father of the deceased said it is not true that her daughter committed suicide.
He said, “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.”