A Nigerian man who is yet to be identified, has killed himself.
The man believed to be in his 60s was found hanging on a tree at the Gaida Yankusa area of Kumbotso Local Government Area in Kano.
According to residents of the area, the man was found hanging on a tree as they were coming out heading to the mosque to observe morning prayer.
Speaking to Daily Trust, a resident of Yankusa, Laminu Abubakar said they untied the man and had done everything possible to identify him but to no avail.
“We just came out and saw the corpse hung to the tree.
“He’s an elderly person, he looks responsible and shows no sign of poverty. Maybe some other issues. His hair is full of grey hair from his head to his beard,” he said.
It was also learnt that the deceased body had been taken by the police and the district head of Kumbotso to the mortuary at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano.
Efforts to get the District of Kumbotso, Bala Isah for comments proved abortive as his line was not reachable as of the time of filing this report.
But confirming the incident, the Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa in a late Wednesday voice note said the police received the report of the tragedy around 9am and immediately mobilised a team of policemen to the scene who rushed him to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.