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A middle-aged woman in Ebonyi State  Nigeria is nursing wounds after her husband hiring other men to burn her for not producing male children.

The man identified as Paul hired unknown assailants to set her ablaze for giving birth to female children only.Mrs. Monica Nwakpuke, barely escaped the cold hands of death.

The victim’s younger brother, Mr. Sunday Nwigbo, said for the past 12 years when Paul impregnated Monica when she was a student of Enyi Community Secondary School in Ikwo, there had been no genuine love between the husband and wife.

Nwigbo disclosed that Paul became furious with his wife because she only gave birth to female children without a male child.

A close family source added that since Paul impregnated his wife at a tender age before marriage, he had on several occasions sent her back to her parents before he allegedly hired the attackers to kill her.

“Three men laid ambush for Monica in the night waiting for her when she came out to use the toilet and when she eventually came out that night, the attackers rushed and grabbed her while one of them slapped her repeatedly on her face before forcing her onto a standby motorcycle and sped off,” a the source narrated.

Woman burning

Another source said that Monica was brought down from the motorcycle, stripped Unclad and blindfolded after which they poured fuel on her and set her ablaze.