A Nigerian man, Mohammed Umar, who reportedly could no longer fend for his family owing to the prevailing hash economy, has taken his life in Adamawa State.
Umar’s body was found dangling in a solitary place around Rumde-Baru neighbourhood of Yola, the state capital on Saturday.
A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Ali, told SaharaReporters that the deceased, who was married with children, might have resorted to suicide due to the harsh economic situation in the country.
Umar, a devout Muslim, was sighted at the mosque during the early morning prayer on Saturday before his lifeless body was later found, according to Ali.
“A very social person suddenly became reserved, about two weeks after the fuel subsidy was removed. Tell me if a man couldn’t provide food for his family, couldn’t pay school fees for the kids and other family bills, what happens; he may be tempted to do exactly what this man did.
You will wake up every morning with no certainty of what to eat or where to go and get daily bread for survival. If you notice, people are becoming beggars with no shame – people you don’t expect to see them begging. It is clear the country is turning into something else and going through an economic cri§is. As it is now invariably there is no food for the masses, even me that I’m talking to you I can’t guarantee my family the next meal.