The Nasarawa state police command says it will investigate the attempt by a student of the state polytechnic to commit suicide.


Idrisu Kennedy, spokesman of the command, said this on Wednesday.

He however added that the management of the polytechnic was yet to report the matter to the police.

Chinedu Iromuanya, a national diploma two student of public administration, reportedly attempted committing suicide by drinking ‘sniper’ insecticide on October 2.


A nurse at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, where Iromuanya was rushed to, said he was discharged on the following day.

“I am just hearing this now and I do not think the management of the institution has reported the case to the police,” Kennedy said.

“I would confirm from our officers in charge of the area where the incident happened to unravel the reason for the attempted suicide.’’


Kennedy however advised students and workers in the polytechnic to report any suspicious person, movement or activity to law enforcement agencies for prompt action.

He appealed to students to be law-abiding and to desist from resorting to taking their lives no matter the circumstance.

Reacting to the development, Silas Gyar, rector of the polytechnic, said he would never talk to the media on the issue, as he “was not appointed into office by the media”.


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