Nine-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Benue State

Nine-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Benue State

A nine-year-old girl in Makurdi has allegedly committed suicide at her guardian’s home located in Ankpa quarters extension Benue State.

The incident was said to have happened in the early hours of Wednesday and that the body was found in the bathroom.
According to reports, the girl was staying with a prophetess and her children.

A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the girl’s death was a mystery.

He alleged that one of the prophetess’ children celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, only to find the body of the girl in the bathroom the next day.

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Efforts to speak with the woman’s children were not successful as they politely declined making comments.

The state’s Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident, stating that the matter was reported at about 11:30am to the command.

Anene said the deceased, “one Abah Maria, 9, hanged herself in the bathroom.”

The PPRO added that the body of the girl had been deposited at the St. Theresa Hospital morgue while the case has been brought under investigation.

Anene added that no arrest has been made yet in line with the incident.

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