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Final-year student commits suicide over inability to afford N50,000 smart phone



A final-year student of the Federal University of Kashere (FUK), Gombe State, has committed suicide.


The student identified as Nalkur Zwalnan Lar was said to have taken his life at Santuraki area of Kashere town Wednesday night.

According to sources, the student who was of Faculty of Education, initially took poison but after it was not as fast as he wanted, he climbed a tree and hung himself.


In a handwritten message he dropped before his death, the deceased Lar thanked his elder brothers “for everything they have done for him” and urged his mother, whom he described as the best mother on earth, to take it easy with herself.”

He further stated in the letter that he didn’t know the meaning of life, claiming that his father has millions of naira, but he can’t afford a smart phone of even N50,000.


The deceased also mentioned the names of people he owed money and stated how they could recover their money.

Daily Trust reports that he tendered apology to some persons simply identified as Favour and Comfort.


When contacted, FUK’s Head of Information and Protocol, Suleyman Malami Ahmed, confirmed the incident, adding that the university would make details public when it concludes investigation.

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