Metro Kano: Why 85-Year Old Woman Killed Self By Hanging



An 85-year-old woman, identified as, Malama Salamatu Hassan of Jar-Kuka village in Gezawa Local Government area of Kano on Sunday committed suicide by hanging on a tree.

An eyewitness told our reporter that the lifeless body of the octogenarian, a mother of six, was found dangling on a tree, few meters away from the village in the early hours of Sunday.
Her grandson, Muhammad Ibrahim, disclosed to newsmen in Kano that the late Salamu was missing for two days before her life-less body was found today (Monday).

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, who confirmed the incident, said the woman was suffering from mental disorder.

The Divisional Police Officer led his team to the scene and conveyed her body to Sir Muhammadu Sanusi General Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

Meanwhile, the late Malama has been buried according to Muslim rites, while her immediate family members, as at the time of filing this report were still in a state of shock and disbelief over the bizarre incident.

The Nation


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