Tragedy struck in Kano on Tuesday as a 49-year-old man, Balarabe Adamu, reportedly stabbed himself before plunging into a well in the Rijiya Zaki quarters of the Ugogo Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, the victim’s neighbours raised the alarm and alerted officials of the state fire service to the incident.
The Director of the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Rilwan Mustapha, said as soon as the nearest fire station was alerted, a rescue team was deployed in the scene of the incident at about 5pm.
He explained that Adamu was recovered from the well and rushed to the Murtala Muhammed Specialists Hospital, where he was confirmed died.
He advised members of the public to put their trust in God, rather than commit suicide.
As of the time of filing this report, it could not be established what informed the decision of Adamu to commit suicide.
In another development, the state fire service on Wednesday said no fewer than 167 lives were saved, while goods worth N100m were salvaged from 22 fire incidents in the state in August.
Mustapha said nine lives were lost during the incident, urging members of the public to always be careful when using electrical appliances. He added that storing of petrol in houses and shops should be avoided.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )