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Kano teenager climbs bridge to commit suicide, if President Buhari doesn’t resign

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A male teenager on Friday climbed the popular Kofar Nasarawa flyover bridge in Kano metropolis and threatened to commit suicide, if President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t resign from office.

The young man’s action attracted crowd, even as people begged him not to take his life, saying that Buhari’s tenure was nearing an end.

The young man who was identified as
Hamza Yahaya was rescued from the pavement of the bridge in a swift response to the scenario by operatives of the State Fire Service.

A resident of Kofar Nasarawa who identified himself as Abdullahi Madugu and who was an eye witness on Friday
confirmed the development to journalists explained that he was on his way to attend the Friday Juma’at prayers when he ran into the incident.

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“I was rushing to attend the Juma’at prayers around 1:30 pm when I saw a large crowd of people gathered watching a boy who climbed the bridge (popular Kofar Nasarawa bridge) and threatened to commit suicide or President Muhammadu resign.

“They (people around and even the firemen) pacified him to come down but he insisted that he would not come down. I heard him saying this with my own ears. He is not a small boy. This may be as a result of the situation of day-to-day activities.

“It was one Malam Musa (who move about selling clothes) that drew the attention of the fire service who deployed their men and rescued the boy,”

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Vanguard quoted Madugu as saying.
Naija News learnt that the spokesperson of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif denied the reports that the man attempted suicide over hardship or the claims that until he sees the President resign.

Yusif explained that the service received a distress call around 1:40 pm about the young man who was found on a pavement of a bridge.

“He told us he doesn’t know how he got in there. He told us he is a resident of Sharada area of the state and that he ran away from their house to the area some three months ago because their neighbour sent him on an errand with N4,000 and he spent the money.

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“He is about 15 years old and can’t say such (commit suicide or President Buhari resigns) but the claims were by people around who coined the story along that line giving previous experiences.

“Our men deployed tactics and safely rescued the boy from the pavement. We handed him over to one SP Rabiu Tale at the Kwalli Police Division to investigate the matter,” Yusif explained.

The state police command is however yet to make any official statement regarding the incident as of reporting time.

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