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SS 3 student set self ablaze in Kano over NECO exam



Danladi Shu’aib, a 20-year-old man in Kano state , has set himself ablaze after failed to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Shuaibu, resident of Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State.

He had written the NECO exams three times but failed.

Mr Iliya Ahmad told TheCable that late Shuaib set himself ablaze over threatened to commit suicide if failed to pass the exam.

Late Shuaib who could not raise money to register for the exam this year decided to set himself ablaze last week Tuesday in Garo town, about 65 kilometers away from Kano metropolitan. 

Shuaib was taken to Garo Cottage hospital  but died two days later.

A  source explained that “Shuaibi is a mechanic trainee in one mechanic garage in Garo, so after getting his pay for the day, he used them to buy fuel, and later entered one room in their house, 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,” the source added.

Spokesman for the Police Command in Kano Mr Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa declined comment over the incident. 

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