14-year-old pregnant girl commits suicide in Nasarawa

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A 14-year-old girl, Anita Haledu Ibrahim, Saturday, committed suicide over an unwanted pregnancy.

Anita, a student of Government Science school Andaha near Akwanga, took herbicide to kill herself.

According to sources, Anita was impregnated by her boyfriend who she met in Andaha during the COVID-19 lockdown. They became intimate and she got pregnant.

The deceased thereon informed him she was pregnant with their child as he initially fled the village to Abuja.

The boyfriend was contacted by family members of Anita, as he decided to accept the child.

Anita however decided to take her life after her father, Haledu Ibrahim, beat her up over the pregnancy. She took the herbicide on Saturday and was immediately rushed to a hospital in Akwanga where she died in the early hours of Tuesday, July 14 as her family members are currently preparing for her funeral.

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