Adamawa: Health worker commits suicide after boyfriend’s death

A female health worker attached to Primary Health Care Centre Girei LGA in Adamawa State, identified as Florence Vandi, has allegedly committed suicide while protesting the death of her boyfriend.

Late Florence, an indigent of Michika LGA who resides at Viniklang in the Girei Local Government Area, took her life by consuming a local substance suspected to be a toxic insecticide popularly known as Sniper.

A statement by the PPRO Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, on Tuesday said that the 22-year-old killed herself on December 12, 2023.

Nguroje said, “The deceased took the unfortunate decision few hours after the death of her boyfriend, Nuhu Boniface, who died while receiving treatment at the hospital.

“Investigation further revealed that until her death, Florence was a health worker attached to Girei Primary Health Care Centre.”

The Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, who expressed sadness over the incident, advised members of the public to avoid taking laws into their own hands and report any suspicious movement around their neighbourhood to the police.

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