Body of an 11-year-old boy found hanging in Abuja

Unknown 11-year-old boy’s body was discovered hanging in his family’s yard at the Federal Housing Estate, Kubwa, in Abuja over the weekend.

Umar Yahaya, the deceased boy’s father, told DailyTrust that neither he nor the boy’s mother were home when the tragedy occurred. Their son, an SS2 student, was discovered hanging from an above tank by their neighbors.

“I travelled out of Abuja, while the boy’s mother was at the City Centre, where she went to condole with a relative.

Our neighbours found him hanging around this overhead tank, and immediately rushed him to Kubwa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty” Yahaya said

According to neighbours, the boy had a misunderstanding with his elder sister for beating their younger sibling while their parents were away.

“He may have been annoyed by that, and thereafter tied his neck with a rope used for hanging clothes inside the compound. He was found dangling, with the rope around his neck” one of the neighbours said

The matter has been reported to the police while his body has been evacuated from the scene of the incident.

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