Friday, November 29, 2019

Nine-year old girl committs 'suicide' in Benue State

A nine-year-old girl has allegedly died by suicide in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

The incident occurred off Bem Hotel Road, Ankpa Quarters area of the capital city.

Punch learnt from the area, that the young girl was staying with a prophetess of a Pentecostal church alongside her children.

The body of the girl was said to have been found in the early hours of the day on the floor of their bathroom with a wrapper tied around her neck suggesting that she might have used the wrapper to carry out the suicide.

When the premises which also houses a church allegedly being run by the prophetess was visited, she was said to have gone to the police headquarters in connection with the case.

A neighbour, who did not want his name mentioned said that the death of the little girl remains a mystery.

Efforts to speak with the woman’s children found at home were not successful as they declined to comment.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Catherine Anene confirmed the report.

She said that the matter was reported to the Police around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Anene said the corpse had been deposited at the morgue of St. Theresa’s Hospital in Makurdi while the case is still under investigation.


  1. What could make a nine year old girl commit suicide

  2. This is not suicide. Please hold that woman well,

    Even if she says it's suicide, if she was happy a 9 year old won;t take her life.

    RIP little one