The police in Jigawa say a 17-year-old girl has committed suicide by consuming insecticide popularly known as Piyapiya.
The Jigawa State Police Command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Monday that the incident happened in the Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.
“Information reached us that Gambo Jibrin, aged 17, of Gambara village, was brought to the General Hospital, Birnin Kudu, unconsciously after she was suspected to have drunk a substance suspected to be insecticide.
“Immediately the information was received, detectives were drafted to the hospital to confirm the information.
“Unfortunately, the detectives met the victim dead already,” Jinjiri said.
He explained that the remains of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial according to Islamic rites.
The police spokesman said investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of her action.