A teenage boy, identified as Ibrahim Lawan, has reportedly hanged himself in Kuki village, Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.
In a statement by the Rano Emirate Public Relations Officer, Nasiru Habu Faragai, the district head of Bebeji forwarded the report of the tragic incident to the Emir of Rano, Ambassador Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, at the Emirate Council meeting held on Monday.
Faragai explained that the emir instructed that the report be transferred to the police in the Emirate Council for a discreet investigation into the matter.
Feedback from the PRO affirmed that the deceased’s father was interrogated by the village head on whether the boy was into drugs or mentally ill.
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“The emir was worried about the incident and asked the district head whether the boy was into drug abuse. He also asked the father whether he had some mental problems or they had grudges with someone, but the father said nothing was done to him. He also said he was not into drugs,” Faragai said.
The emir hence instructed heads of the council to embark on intense prayers to ward off similar occurrences, the PRO added.
Reasons behind the boy committing suicide are yet to be confirmed as of press time.