Man slits own throat at Kano Abat­toir

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

A man, Malam Has­san Chi­ro­mawa, yes­ter­day went to the sec­tion of the Kano Abat­toir where knives are sold and as if ex­am­in­ing a knife be­fore pur­chase, slit his own throat.

A wit­ness who pleaded anonymity said he died on the spot.

“The man nearly cut his neck into two. He was ex­am­in­ing the knife like a buyer. He took many peo­ple by sur­prise be­cause no­body knew his in­ten­tion. I am sure he ob­served the peo­ple around very well be­fore the act. He spent some time ex­am­in­ing the knife be­fore killing him­self,” he said.

An­other wit­ness who also pleaded anonymity said the man might have killed him­self be­cause he owed a huge debt for years.

Po­lice spokesman, ASP Ma­gaji Musa Ma­jiya, said the man slit his own throat and died, adding, “Our men rushed him to hospi­tal but doc­tors con­firmed his death. We have ar­rested four peo­ple who were there when he com­mit­ted sui­cide.”

He said in­ves­ti­ga­tion had be­gun to as­cer­tain the mo­tive be­hind the act, as­sur­ing that no stone would be left un­turned.

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