A 17-year-old girl identified as Miss Aisha Bello has died after setting herself ablaze for not marrying the man she loved in Gusau, Zamfara State.
We gathered that she died on Wednesday evening at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau where she was rushed to for urgent medical attention immediately after setting herself ablaze in September this year because she believed that she was prevented from getting married to her suitor.
It was learnt that ever since she was admitted at the Federal Medical center hospital, (FMC) Gusau, Zamfara state government had been sponsoring her medical expenses because she sustained various degrees of injuries while trying to terminate her life due to the failed marriage.
The state government had also promised to arrange for the marriage between Aisha and her suitor, who had no money to pay her bride price as soon as she recovered.
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle had assured the parents of the girl that his administration would pay for the marriage between Aisha and her suitor, Umar Faruku.
Following the Aisha on Wednesday evening, hundreds of sympathizers attended her burial, and have been trooping to the house of her parents for condolences.
Her suitor, Faruku, who was also at the burial could not control himself as he was seen crying profusely for the lost of his beloved one.
He was seen seriously lamenting in Hausa dialect saying “I lost the girl who died because of me and I don’t know what I will do with my life because I loved her so much.”
However, the father of the teenager, Malam Ibrahim, called for prayers for Allah to allow her sou to rest in perfect peace.
According to her, every attempt for her to get married as proved abortive with suitors disappearing on the day of their introduction.