A seventeen-year-old teenage girl, identified as Aisha, on Sunday set herself ablaze to protest her fiance’s inability to marry her.
She was, however, rescued and the fire put out.
Upon being told of Umar’s position, Aisha brought a gallon of petrol and a matchbox, the witness, a neighbour, said asking not to be named.
She got herself drenched in the petrol and struck a match stick and was consequently engulfed in flames, the witness said.
“Even before setting herself ablaze, her younger sister had tried hard to stop her from taking the dangerous decision by flinging the matchbox from her hand. Any time she attempted to strike the matches, the younger sister would stop her until when she became tired of stopping and went away
“The girl then ran outside the house screaming for help until some good Samaritans arrived and put out the raging flames tormenting her.
“The teenage girl’s father said he had no money to take her to the hospital as he could only boast of N750 at the time the incident happened,” said the witness.
Aisha is now at home where she is being treated of the serious burns she suffered.