24-year-old student commits suicide after breakup with boyfriend

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A Diploma Two female student named Jemima Shetima Balami, who was doing an industrial attachment with Adamawa State Television in Yola, took her own life.

Jemima, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Mubi studying mass communication, is said to have killed herself by  consuming a poisonous substance because her boyfriend declared he was no longer interested in dating her.

According to reports, the boyfriend teaches at Modibbo Adama University, Yola. The female student passed away at home in Vinikilang, a Riverside community close to Yola, the state capital. She was from Garkida, in the Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

It is reported that Jemima, 24, is her father’s only daughter.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said the father of the deceased reported the matter to the police.

Nguroje 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 of exiting her boyfriend, the deceased took poison.”

Nguroje, however, said the matter would be duly investigated.