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April 4, 20202min1230

Abuja: 23-year old single mother commits suicide with sniper after lover called it quit

A 23 year old female lover, simply called Rejoice, on Saturday in Abuja threw her neighbourhood into confusion and mourning when news of her death filtered across the Mpape community.

It was alleged that, feeling betrayed and abandoned after all promises, she took her life by drinking one of the deadly substances called sniper, in the GRA area of Mpape, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory.

Daily Mail learnt Rejoice was known around the neighbourhood and was always full of life.

Neighbours said she went her about her business yesterday showing no sign of indulging in suicide despite the lockdown.

She had however complained of being abandoned by her boyfriend to few friends in the area it was reported.

Some residents in the area said she was having frosty relationship with her lover whom they failed to name. The relationship finally hit the rock when her lover called it quit, a situation late Rejoice could not take.

Another account said the lover was seen with one of her best friends, making Rejoice to feel betrayed.

One of the residents said Rejoice’s lifeless body was found in her family house bathroom but was still immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

She has been buried, leaving behind her 18 months old daughter including her parents, elder brothers and friends.

Daily Mail reports that sniper accounts for a high percentage of substances many Nigerians resort to, to take their life.

This led to the ban on open display of the substance by government regulators un 2019.

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