A married woman in Abuja has committed suicide by drinking poison shortly after preparing food for her family.
A resident of the community said the incident happened about 9am, on a Saturday, after the deceased had finished cooking for the family.
“After preparing pounded yam for her husband, she quietly went into her room and drank a chemical substance suspected to be Sniper which is used in killing insects.
It was when her husband heard her screaming that he rushed to her bedroom and immediately rushed her to the hospital.
When her husband searched the room, he discovered that his wife drank a chemical. It was also said that there was no misunderstanding between the couple.
The woman was confirmed dead in a private hospital at Kwali, and was buried th following Wednesday."
The chairman of the council, Ibrahim Daniel, who paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, expressed shock and sadness over the incident.
“It is very pathetic because from what we heard, the woman and her husband dined and wined together until when she quietly went into her room to consume the chemical,” Daniel said.