Tragedy as a 30-year-old young man identified as James Samuel reportedly committed suicide by hanging in a classroom of Government Secondary School Gurku, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

It was gathered that the deceased, a Tiv and an indigene of Benue State committed the crime on Friday night.

According to report, the remains of the deceased were discovered by one of the residence who is also a police officer serving in Abuja and the matter was reported to the Gurku Police Outpost by the police officer.

The police found two pictures of the deceased at tender age and that of his mother at the scene, but no suicide note.

The body of the late James Samuel was brought down in presence of the police and taken out of the government facility by family members.

Chief Samuel who is the Tiv community leader in Gurku and also the biological father of the late James cried with the brothers and sisters of the deceased.

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According to him, “My late son attended Government Secondary School Gurku; he was a farmer, welder and a traditional drummer.

“He was popular among his peers. He is a Tiv, but understands Gbagyi, Jaba, Hausa and Gwandara tribes.

“I learnt that this is the first suicide in the history of Gurku land and that it is taboo here”. He said

The traditional ruler of Gurku, Alhaji Jibrin Waziri who spoke through an aide, Madakin Gurku, Zubairu Adamu, confirmed the incident and said that he visited the scene.

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