Student sets self on fire over inability to pay NECO fees

Student sets self on fire over inability to pay NECO fees

 A Nigerian student in Kano, identified as Danladi Shu’aib, 20 has set himself ablaze.

The action allegedly followed from his inability to raise money to pay for his Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO).

The incident occured in Garo town of Kabo Local Government Area of Kano State.  The student based in Kano, Danladi Shu’aib, had written the exams three times but failed. He tried all he could to raise the money; so as to register for the exam this year.

However, he found this difficult to achieve and couldn’t bear the frustration any longer.

It was confirmed that late Danladi had on various occasions threatened to commit suicide if he failed to write the exam; because of his ambition to further his studies. However, nobody took the threat seriously.

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Shu’aib was later taken to the hospital after setting himself ablaze; but died two days later.

Similarly, another resident of the area and a neighbour of the deceased, who pleaded anonymity, 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,” the source added.

Reports also said late Shu’aib was able to raise half of the amount earlier. However, he had evemtually given up when he couldn’t get the remaining half to complete it.

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