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Suicide: Mother of twins jumps into river

Suicide: Mother of twins jumps into river

A few days after she was delivered of a set of twins, a Nigerian woman, Shekinat Abdurazaq, 27, committed suicide when she jumped into the Osun River in Ede, Western Nigeria.

The suicide was committed in full glare at about 3.30 p.m. on the Osun River Bridge on the Oke Gada Road.

The News Agency of Nigeria said the woman, who hailed from Ede in Osun, delivered the twins 11 days ago.

Witnesses said before Shekinat jumped into the river, she reportedly prayed and gave alms to beggars around the bridge head.

One of the witnesses, who identified himself as Selia Mojeed, said people did not know that Abdurazaq wanted to commit suicide, else they would have prevented her from doing so.

Although efforts to speak with her husband failed, it was said that the woman had no outstanding problems with her spouse, family or neighbours before the incident.

Efforts by sympathisers and passersby to rescue the woman failed as she was said to have drowned immediately.

Shortly after the incident, her husband also attempted to jump into the river. He was prevented from doing so by bystanders.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident. 

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