In Jigawa, a woman set herself on fire.

Maryam Aminu, 35, set herself on fire after accusing her boyfriend of cheating in Jigawa State's Dutse Local Government Area.

Mr Adamu Shehu, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, confirmed the incident on Thursday in Dutse to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He stated that the incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday in the Dutse neighbourhood of Gindin Dinya.

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 eyewitness, Muhammad Yusif said the lady became furious when she learnt that her boyfriend went to see another woman and set herself 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.”

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