A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage.

The incident which happened at Durmin Biri village in Katsina State involved two suitors competiting for a young girls hand in marriage.

The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident said the man died after he sustained head injuries when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man named Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.

Sharo game involve two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, but tragedy struck when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa.

Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictates.

Inusa reportedly fainted after he was hit on the head; and eventually died.

Gambo said, “Malam, Inusa’s father, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”

He said Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.


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