Man, 30, commits suicide in Niger over N250,000 debt

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The death of 30-year-old Saifullahi Salisu of Shata, Maikunkele, in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State, who allegedly hanged himself, has thrown residents of the area into a state of shock and confusion.

The deceased reportedly committed suicide following his inability to settle a debt of N250,000 he owed people in the area.

DAILY POST learnt the incident occurred on Monday morning.

Some residents of Shata told DAILY POST that Salisu’s body was discovered hanging from a rope in his bedroom by his neighbours on Monday.

His body, according to them, had been buried. He was described as a hard-working youth with potential.

His girlfriend, identified as Rebecca Musa, stated that the deceased had informed her, when she noticed he was disturbed, that he was owing some people in the area the sum of N250,000.

According to her: “He told me that those he owed have started demanding their money, and he couldn’t pay back. He told me that the issue was disturbing him, and he didn’t know how he was going to settle the debts. I didn’t know it would result in him killing himself over it.”

When contacted, the Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the development.

However, he said the corpse was removed and taken to the General Hospital’s morgue before it was released to the family.

He further affirmed that an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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