A 40-year-old Jigawa State indigene, Abdullahi Jafaru, attempted to take his own life after his wife, Halima Abdullahi absconded from his home over a misunderstanding, and refused to come.
Jafaru who could not bear life without his wife, brought petrol and doused himself before setting himself ablaze.
But for the timely intervention of the police operatives from Jigawa State Police Command, who dashed to the scene of the incident, and rushed Jafaru to a hospital, the love drunk man would have roasted.
The Command through its spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse.
According to Jinjiri, Jafaru attempted to commit suicide because he failed to convince his wife, Halima Abdullahi, to return home after a misunderstanding that made her abscond from the matrimonial home.
“Dec. 31, 2018, a woman by name Halima Abdullahi absconded from her matrimonial home because of misunderstanding with her husband, Abdullahi Jafaru, aged 40, of Shunar village in Kafinhausa Local Government Area.
“And attempts made by the said Abdullahi to convince Halima to come back to his house being his first wife with six children proved abortive.
“In this regard, Abdullahi found it unbearable to survive without his lovely wife, hence he found petrol and set himself ablaze.
“And as soon as the police in the area got the hint, they swiftly moved to the scene and rescued the suspect/victim and rushed him to hospital.
“While still on sick bed receiving treatment, Abbullahi is still calling the name of Halima despite the fact that his second wife remained with him at the hospital,” Jinjiri said.
According to him, the case is under investigation.