A 22-year-old man, Ashir Musa Sani, has reportedly stabbed himself to death after learning his girlfriend is getting married to another man.
Mr Ashir, allegedly took his own life at Dan Rimi town in Ungoggo local government area of Kano state, according to a Freedom Radio report.
Father of the deceased, Musa Sani told the station that his son was thought to have killed himself upon receiving news that the girl he loved has received a dowry payment for her marriage to another man.
It was also learnt that late Mr Ashir was a vigilante operative in his neighbourhood.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the youth died while receiving treatment at a hospital.
Mr Haruna explained that Mr Ashir succumbed to the stab wounds he had inflicted on himself with a knife.
The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.