By Charles Nwabardi
A 12-year-old primary school boy (name withheld) has reportedly committed suicide in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
SECURITY gathered that the sad incident occurred on Wednesdy  at River Road, Ekpan.
Although, what necessitated such a minor to take the deadly step has not yet been known as at press time.
However, some residents who spoke anonymously attributed the cause to influence of Nigerian movies, while others said that it was caused by evil forces.
The boy was said to have returned from school at about 3.00 p.m. and went straight to his parents’ residence without stopping over at his mother’s shop located before their residence as he used to do.
It was also gathered that the pupil  took his life with a strong piece of cloth from one of the ward robes in the rooms of the large apartment while his younger ones were in the parlour.
Attempt to save his life after he was seen by one of his younger siblings  was to no avail as he gave up the ghost before he was rushed to the nearby General Hospital, Ekpan.
SECURITY further gathered that the boy wrote his mock primary six examinations last Friday and was getting ready  to write his primary six external examinations on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Residents and sympathizers were seen close to the scene in clusters discussing the incident when our correspondent arrived the area on Thursday.
Attempt to confirm the incident through a text message to the Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Headquarters, Asaba, DSP Edafe Bright, as of the time of filing this report did not yield results.

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