A 30-year-old young man, James Samuel, has allegedly hanged himself in a classroom at Government Secondary School, Gurku district of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The deceased, a Tiv and an indigene of Benue State committed the suicide on Friday night.
The copse of the deceased was discovered by a resident of the area who is a police officer. He quickly reported the matter to the Gurku Police Outpost.
The Police officer found two pictures of the decreased; one, during his tender age and that of his mother at the scene, but no suicide note was attached to state why he hanged himself.
The body of late James Samuel was brought down in presence of the police and taken out of the government facility by some of his family members.
Chief Samuel, who is the biological father of the deceased, is also a Tiv community leader in Gurku and was sighted crying uncontrollably when the body was brought down .
According to him, “my late son attended Government Secondary School Gurku, he was a farmer, welder and a traditional drummer.
“He was popular among his peers. He is a Tiv, but understands Gbagyi, Jaba, Hausa and Gwandara tribes.
“I learnt that this is the first suicide in the history of Gurku land and that it is a taboo here.”
The traditional ruler of Gurku, Alhaji Jibrin Waziri who spoke through the Madakin Gurku, Zubairu Adamu, confirmed the incident.