A young girl identified as Sadiya Usman committed suicide by hanging herself over alleged forced marriage in Kano state.
The 16-year-old girl hanged herself in her room at Garin Dauru village in Warawa Local Government Area of the state.
The ugly incident was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.
“police on 01/08/2022 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”.
He said after receiving the report, a team of policemen was mobilized to the scene and they discovered that the girl used her wrapper and a wooden mortar to hang herself, adding that the girl was immediately rushed to Wudil General Hospital and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
Malam Usman, the father of the deceased, debunked the report that the girl committed suicide over forced marriage.
Kiyawa said investigation is going on to identify the reason she chose to commit suicide.
“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,” he said.