Man sets himself ablaze over first wife’s refusal to return home in Jigawa

Jafaru continues to call Halima’s name even as he recovers at the hospital.

Abdullahi Jafaru couldn’t bear the thought of living without his wife who had left him over a disagreement.

The 40-year-old attempted to take his own life by setting himself on fire. The incident happened in Shunar, Kafin Hausa LGA of Jigawa State.

Jafaru, Premium Times reports, has been begging Halima to return to his household even though he has a second wife.

Police authorities in Jigawa said his pleas to the mother of six fell o deaf ears.

The apparently heartbroken man proceeded to pour petrol on himself and set himself ablaze. He was, however, rescued and rushed to the hospital.

Jafaru, while writhing in pains as he recovers at the hospital, has been reportedly yelling Halima’s name, despite that his second wife remains by his bedside.

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