A tragic incident unfolded in Bauchi as a 17-year-old boy took his own life.


In Bombar village, situated in the Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, a tragic event unfolded as a 17-year-old boy named Betwom Bitrus reportedly took his own life by hanging.

The Divisional Police Officer responsible for the area, Mr. Simon Vandi, confirmed the incident to the media, stating that it occurred on the evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2023. According to the police report, the late Betwom had been in the company of his friends and had gone to the Bombar river to bathe before the unfortunate incident took place.

Mr. Vandi stated, “I can confirm to you that at about 12 pm today (Wednesday), my office received a report about a suicide committed by one young man called Master Betwom Bitrus, aged 17, a resident of Bombar here in Bogoro town. Investigation revealed that he was with friends yesterday (Tuesday), late evening. Nobody is aware of why he hanged himself. His lifeless body was found on the tree where he hanged himself, and he was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead.”

The DPO further explained that an ongoing investigation is being conducted to uncover the reasons behind this tragic incident. He expressed his condolences to the family of the victim, saying, “I regret the death of late Betwom Bitrus, and I grieve with the family of the victim.”

A resident of Bombar, Mr. Daniel Haruna, also commented on the incident, saying, “Yes, I want to tell you that a young man committed suicide, and we don’t know why. We are in a sad mood right now. He was last seen with friends yesterday evening. As I am talking to you, his burial has commenced.”

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