Student Commits Suicide Over ‘Failed Relationship’

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By Kamsi Anayo 

A young female student at the Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa state, Jamima Shetima Balami, has reportedly taken her own life.

The 24-year-old was a National Diploma II student of Mass Communication and was about to complete her Industrial Training (IT) at Adamawa Television (ATV) in Yola at the time of her death.

Balami, who hailed from Garkida Gombi, was reportedly found dead at her residence in Vinikilang, also known as Hayin Gada, in the Girei Local Government Area of the state.

It is believed that she ingested a substance suspected to be rat poison.

According to reports, Balami’s boyfriend, said to be a university lecturer, asked her to end their relationship, which may have been a contributing factor to her decision to take her own life.

It was learnt that the father of the deceased reported the matter to the police, and the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, confirmed the incident.

He explained that the matter had been reported in two different versions, but the police have promised to investigate the matter thoroughly to determine the true cause of the young woman’s death.

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