Youth sets himself ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees in Kano
Danladi Shu’aib, a 20-year-old young man from Kano reportedly set himself ablaze last week in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State, after he failed in his efforts to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).
Shu’aib had previously written the exams thrice and failed but could not raise money to register for the exam this year.
Ya’u Ahmad Garo, a resident of the area told reporters that the late Shu’aib had previously threatened to commit suicide if he failed in his efforts to write the exam, died two days later after being rushed to the hospital for burn injuries he sustained.
Another neighbour of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told reporters that;
“Danladi used to go and work in one mechanic garage, so after getting his pay for the day, he used them to buy fuel, and later entered one room in their house and poured it on his body and set himself ablaze.”
“However, when the fire heat penetrated his body, he started crying for help. People were able to put it off and rushed him to the hospital.
“But, two days after, he died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the inferno.”
Reports had it that Shu’aib was able to raise half of the amount earlier but gave up when he couldn’t get the remaining half to complete it.
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