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Newly Married Wife Burnt To Death By Co-Wife Weeks After Her Wedding

A young lady who just got married to her man has been reportedly murdered by her co-wife in Niger State.

A Facebook user who has knowledge of the incident, reports that Fatima, an indigene of Katsina State just got married to her husband in Minna, Niger State capital a few weeks ago.

It was learnt that the lady was attacked at her apartment by the rival wife who after beating her to pulp set her ablaze. It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday, March 23, seven weeks after the deceased got married to the Niger state indigene.

The family source whose name is identified as Muhammad T. Shehu on Facebook, confirmed the incident to newsmen, noting that the two wives were not living in the same apartment. He revealed that the first wife invaded Fatima’s house and beat her to a pulp. Afterwards, she locked her up inside the room and set it on fire, burning the new bride to death.

Though the reason for the attack could not be confirmed at the moment. Shehu said: “They were not living in the same house but the first wife went to her house which is not far and beaten her to death before locking her room up and setting her ablaze”,

It was further learnt that the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites today, Wednesday, March 24, at Sabuwar Unguwa residential area in Katsina metropolis.

Meanwhile, four persons have been killed, while many others were injured during an attack by bandits in two local governments of Igabi and Jema’a in Kaduna State.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, noted that three citizens were killed by armed bandits in Ungwan Lalle village, Igabi Local Government Area.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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