A Kano youth reportedly set himself ablaze over failure to pay his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).
The deceased simply identified as Danladi Shu’aib could not raise money to register for the exam this year, had written the exams three times but failed.
According to a resident, 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 neighbor 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.”