A 35-year-old woman, Maryam Aminu has set herself afire after accusing her boyfriend of cheating in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Adamu Shehu, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Dutse.
He said the incident occurred at about 2:00 a.m. on Thursday at Gindin Dinya area of Dutse.
He said preliminary investigations showed that the lady used petrol and set herself ablaze, adding that some people in the neighbourhood extinguished the fire and rescued the lady.
“Although the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, it was alleged to be connected to a relationship with her 40-year-old boyfriend, identified as Ibrahim Haruna.
“The lady suffered second degree burns, she is currently receiving medical attention at the General Hospital, Dutse,” he said.
An eye witness, Muhammad Yusif, said the lady became furious when she learnt that her boyfriend went to see another woman and set self afire.
“She is a jealous commercial sex worker living in the neighbourhood.
“The lady suspected that her boyfriend went to see another woman and attempted to commit suicide,” he said.
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