A young man identified as Yari Inusa, who engaged in a Fulani traditional game, dies after been hit on the head by a male suitor.
The Punch, reports that Inusa sustained injuries on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry a lady. The flogging competition known as Sharo game, entails male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage.
Whoever wins the competition earns the right to marry the lady.
Online reports gathered that gathered that Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, however, when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa, he allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictates.
Speaking on the incident, the Katsina state police command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, said Inusa’s death was reported to the police by his father.
“Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu,” he said. He said Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.