A 37-year-old security guard at the Prestige International College, Kano, identified as Nurudeen Shehu, has reportedly ended his own life.
The sad development was confirmed by the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel.
According to the police boss, the security guard killed himself inside one of the college’s classrooms.
Gumel noted that, “On January 28, at approximately 10:30 am, Abdullahi Abdulsalam of Rijiyar Zaki reported that Shehu was found hanging motionless in a classroom. Police from the Gwale Division, led by the DPO, bulldozed their way into the classroom, cut the rope, and rushed the body to the Murtala Muhammed General Hospital, where a doctor on duty confirmed his death and his remains were subsequently released to the deceased’s family for burial.”
It was reported that Shehu’s tragic decision to end his life was informed by the news of his ex-wife’s remarriage to another man.
However, Gumel assured the people that the police would conduct a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the abrupt termination of his life.
In another news, the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun Corps, in Ondo State has arrested 31 suspects for various alleged crimes across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Commander of the Amotekun corps, Mr Adetunji Adeleye, made this disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.
Adeleye said the suspects were arrested for offences including alleged kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms and those that specialised in breaking of shops and houses.
According to the commander, the corps would not relent in its efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.
He further said the government was resolute in its determination to ensure that investors, farmers, residents, and commuters move about freely in the state without apprehension of attacks by hoodlums.
Adeleye said that the Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa-led government had directed heads of security agencies in the state to flush out criminals who have been disturbing the peace of the people.
“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State that Amotekun is intact and we will continue our 24-hour patrol.
“We will continue to track all criminals from the cities to the forest reserves and ensure that travellers are not molested,” he said.