A teenage bride in Kano who was to be forced into marriage has allegedly ended the life of her proposed groom.

14-year-old Wasila Umaru is said to have served food laced with a local rat poison, known as Shinkafan Bera (Rice for rats), to 35-year-old Umaru Sani, who was her husband to be, 3 others identified as Nasiru Mohammed, Alhassan Alhassan and Indo Ibrahim and 10 unidentified victims.

The incident occurred in Ungwar Yansoro in the Gaya Local Government Area of the state and the 4 above named people lost their lives while the other 10 have been discharged from the hospital.

Wasila is said to have stated that she poisoned Umaru because she was forced to marry him despite her rejection.