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Youth sets self ablaze over inability to pay NECO fees in Kano

A 20-year-old man Kano youth identified as Danladi Shu’aib reportedly set himself ablaze last week in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State, after all his efforts to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO), failed.

Shu’aib who could not raise money to register for the exam this year, had written the exams three times but failed.

A resident, Ya’u Ahmad Garo who told Daily Trust that late Shu’aib had on various occasions threatened to commit suicide if he failed to write the exam, died two days later after being rushed to the hospital for burn injuries he sustained.

A neighbour of the deceased who pleaded anonymity told the publication;

“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, 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."

It was also alleged that late 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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