A 300 Level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has reportedly committed suicide.
He was said to have allegedly hanged himself in the early hours of Friday according to reports and the incidence occurred at the Gubi Campus of the school located along Kano road.
The deceased was identified as Dahiru Adamu, 30 and was a student of the Department of Technology Education, Wood Work before his death.
A student of the Institution who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday said that they only came and discovered the deceased hanging on a tree and was there for over 2 hours.
“I got to school this (Friday) morning only to discover a student hanging on one of the trees in the school. As I speak with you now, his body is still hanging on the tree and I can see the Vice Chancellor and some Management staff at the scene with an ambulance parked by the side. I believe they are waiting for the Police to come.
“The deceased left his shoes and books under the tree and then hung himself. I could see them (books and his shoes) as I speak with you now.
I don’t know the full identity of the deceased but I learnt his name is Dahiru, a 300 Level student of Wood Work Section in the Department of Technology Education. He was supposed to have been on IT (Industrial Training) but he missed going.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, DSP Kamal Datti, confirmed the incidence saying that they were informed by the Chief Security Officer of the University.
“Our men immediately swung into action and removed the body and deposited it at the Mortuary at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi,” Datti stated.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the name of the deceased is Dahiru Adamu and was a 300 Level student of the Technology Education Department of ATBU.
“The preliminary investigation has also shown that he was admitted at the Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) on Wednesday. He was treated and discharged.”
He said that the actual cause of the death has not yet been ascertained but pointed out that full investigation into the matter are ongoing and that efforts are ongoing to contact the family of the deceased.