After co-wives, Iklima Musa and Justina Peter, had a serious argument, they were separated by their husband, Ate Peter Manomi, but peace was far from returning to the house.
When Iklima came out of her room few minutes later to gather her clothes from the washing lines, she was allegedly attacked by Justina who poured boiling water on her.
The attack has left Iklima treating severe burns on her upper body and thrown their husband and their neighbourhood into distress.
Daily Trust Saturday gathered that the women were always in conflict since Iklima joined the household as Mr Manomi’s second wife three years back.
“I bent down to gather my washed clothes, I didn’t know my co-wife was coming towards me with a bad intention.
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“I wasn’t expecting anything like that because we had been separated after fighting some minutes before. As I was straightening up, she poured hot water on me and I started screaming,” Iklima told Daily Trust Saturday.
“Our husband was the first to rush to the scene. Luckily he was not far from the house and heard me screaming. I don’t know what would have happened if he was not close by.”
Manomi rushed Iklima to a hospital and she has been on admission at the Sabon Layi Specialist Hospital, Mangu.
The clashes between the two women forced Iklima to leave the house in August, 2019 and did returned till 2020. Iklima had hoped that Justina would have calmed down after the break.
“To my surprise, the very day I returned, she followed me into my room and abused me. We quarrelled and even fought. That signalled to me that there was more trouble to come,” she said.