13-year-old boy commits suicide in Benue State

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A  13 year old JSS 2 student, Aounduver Terunm, has reportedly committed  suicide in Makurdi. Aounduver who was a student of Lady Celina Academy,  allegedly hung himself in a mysterious circumstance inside his parents’  chicken pen located in their private residence behind Federal Pay  Office, Nyima.

Narrating  the unfortunate incident to Vanguard Tuesday, mother of the deceased,  Mrs. Veronica Terunm, said she was still in shock and could not  comprehend what led her son to abominable act. She  said, “I cannot just understand what really happened I must confess. He  was just a small boy, I advised on afternoon on the need for him  to be a good boy in the family and few hours later I found him hanging  and dead in our chicken pen. That  afternoon he was playing football with his mates and at about  7pm we started looking for him after his mates had all gone home. After  searching the entire neighbourhood for him, my instinct directed me to  the pen where I found him hanging lifeless. . I  couldn’t understandable it. I screamed and called his father who was  not within at the time. My husband came and was speechless and shocked.  We immediately called the who came and observed the situation and  after examining his remains they expressed shock that he did no stool  or urinate on his body as expected in such deaths. Moreover,  he was hung with a piece of rag which obviously couldn’t have carried  his body weight and his legs were on the ground that has left us even  more confused, however we are not suspecting anybody in this matter but  we are allowing the Police do their investigation.” She said as she wept  uncontrollably. When  contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant  Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu who confirmed incident said “the matter  is being investigated and I can assure you that we will definitely dig  deep into the matter.”