Shettima Daughter Takes Her Own Life After Her Boyfriend Broke-up With Her

In a heart-wrenching incident that has shocked the community, Jamima Shetima Balami, a 24-year-old National Diploma II student of the Department of Mass Communication at the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State, has tragically taken her own life.

The daughter of prominent figure Shettima reportedly consumed a substance believed to be rat poison at her residence in Vinikilang, known as Hayin Gada in the Girei local government area of the state. Jamima, the only daughter of her father, was undergoing Industrial Training (IT) at Adamawa Television (ATV), Yola, when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The news has sent shockwaves through the community and the academic circle, leaving many grappling with the profound loss. According to reports, the young student’s decision to end her life was influenced by a distressing romantic relationship. Allegedly, her boyfriend, said to be a lecturer at Modibbo Adama University (MAU), delivered news of terminating their relationship, a revelation that reportedly pushed Jamima to the tragic act.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, confirmed the incident, revealing that Jamima’s father reported the matter to the police. The PPRO acknowledged that two versions of the story had surfaced – one indicating suicide by substances and the other suggesting the impact of a failed relationship.

Nguroje assured the public that the police are diligently investigating the circumstances surrounding the young woman’s death and will disclose the findings once the investigation is complete. The tragic event has raised concerns about mental health and the emotional well-being of students, emphasizing the need for supportive structures within educational institutions.

The loss of Jamima Shetima Balami is a stark reminder of the challenges faced by young individuals and the importance of fostering a nurturing environment that encourages open dialogue about mental health issues. As the community mourns the untimely passing of Shettima’s daughter, discussions on mental health awareness and support for students are likely to gain momentum.

The investigation will undoubtedly shed light on the circumstances leading to this tragic incident, prompting a reflection on the broader issues affecting the well-being of students in academic settings.

Austine Ikeru
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