Teenager on Kano bridge to commit suicide over Buhari 

The scene

A teenager, Hamza Yahaya on Friday threatened to commit suicide from popular Kofar Nasarawa flyover bridge in ancient city of Kano if President Muhammadu Buhari does not resign. 

Vanguard said, Hamza’s action created a scene under the bridge linking to the Emir of Kano’s palace and State roads as it drew the attention of passers-by and rescue operators who rallied to bring him down from the bridge and save his life. 

Quoting an eyewitness by the name, Abdullahi Madugu, the paper wrote; “I was rushing to attend the Juma’at prayers around 1:30pm when I saw large crowd of people gathered watching a boy who climbed the bridge (popular Kofar Nasarawa bridge) and threatened to commit suicide or President Muhammadu resign. 

“They (people around and even the firemen) pacified him to come down but he insisted that he would not come down. I heard him saying this with my own ears. He is not a small boy. This may be as a result of situation of day to day activities. 

“It was one Malam Musa (who move about selling clothes) that drew the attention of the fire service who deployed their men and rescued the boy.” 


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