It was indeed a tragic end for a 78-year-old man, identified by police as Hassan Chiroma, when he slit his own throat at the city abattoir, Kano, yesterday. The incident which sent shock waves across city dwellers, had set tongues wagging over what could have led the septuagenarian to take his life.
An eyewitness said the man was earlier sighted at blacksmith section of the market around midday where he allegedly purchased a knife which he used to commit suicide.
The eyewitness said: “We mistook him as one of the numerous butchers plying their trade, but we were shocked soon as he turned the same knife against himself.”
So many sellers looked away as they said many of them could not bear to watch the horror.
But the police are suspecting foul play and has arrested four persons in connection with the tragic incident.