Tragedy: *Suitor dies in Katsina marriage flogging game*

Tragedy: *Suitor dies in Katsina marriage flogging game*

A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage. The incident happened at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Police sources said the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of _Sharo _with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady. _Sharo_ game entails two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictate. Inusa was said to have fainted after he was hit on the head, and eventually died. Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.

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