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After failing to raise the fund to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) to write exams organised by the National Examination Council (NECO),a 20-year-old student,Danladi Shu’aib in Kano State has set himself ablaze.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered 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.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the student had written the exams three times but failed all but he could not raise the money to register for the exam this year.
The incident happened last week Tuesday in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of the State.
A resident of the area, Ya’u Ahmad Garo, confirmed this incident ,saying that late Shuaib had on various occasions threatened to commit suicide if he failed to write the exam because of his ambition to further his studies, but that nobody took the threat seriously.
He also explained that Shu’aib was later taken to the hospital after setting himself ablaze, but died two days later.
Another resident said “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,” the source added.