Man Sets Himself Ablaze over Unpaid Three Years Allowance

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By Henry Iheanacho

A young Benue state resident died on Wednesday after setting himself on fire over alleged non-payment of three years allowance.

The young man known as Aondona Yaga, was until his death on the morning of December 9th, a casual staff at the Gwer local government secretariat, Aliade, Vanguard reports.

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His grandmother who was reportedly seen staying close to his abandoned corpse, said Aondona had been facing difficulty because he wasn’t paid his allowance for almost three years.

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The young man eventually fell ill and couldn’t get the funds to treat himself. Frustrated with the entire situation, he decided to end his life.

On Wednesday morning, he entered his thatched room and set it on fire.

Gwer LGA Information Officer, Mr. Chris Avi has confirmed the incident but didn’t give more details.

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