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Adamawa student commits suicide after boyfriend broke up

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A 24-year-old student of Mass Communication at Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State, Jemima Shetima-Balami, has allegedly committed suicide after her boyfriend ended their relationship.

She was said to be a second-year National Diploma student in industrial attachment with Adamawa State Television, Yola.

The PUNCH learnt that she drank a substance suspected to be rat poison after her boyfriend, reportedly believed to be a lecturer (name withheld) at Modibbo Adama University, broke up with her.

Jemima who hails from Garkida town in the Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, passed away in her home at Vinikilang, close to ATV Yola, where she was observing her industrial attachment.

Jemima was said to be the only daughter of her father, who unfortunately had to inform the police of her tragic demise.

When contacted, the state’s Public Relations Officer, SP Yahaya Suleiman, confirmed the incident on Monday.

She disclosed that Jemima’s father had reported a case of suicide while another person, Jemima’s crummy relationship with the lecturer.

He said, “The father of Jamima reported that she committed suicide by taking a deadly substance. Another version had it that she visited her boyfriend, a lecturer at Modibbo Adama University Yola, and was told to quit the relationship.

“Angered by the news from her boyfriend, the deceased took poison. We are investigating the matter, and justice will be served.”

He further urged the public to desist from taking their own life, adding that matters could be amicably resolved rather than going the extreme because it is an offence to commit suicide.

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