Usmanu Umaru , 67, has severed his penis
with a knife belonging to him because he was
driven by poverty to commit suicide.
The shocking incident took place in his room
at Kofar Dindi neighborhood in Birnin Kebbi,
Kebbi, Leadership reports.
While speaking with a reporter, The victim’s
nephew said that his uncle inflicted the cut on
“Actually, we did not know why and for what
reason he cut his private part. What actually
happened is that my uncle was sick and lying
in his room. We just heard his wife screaming
in their room and when we rushed in, we met
him holding a knife and in a pool of blood; so
we rushed him to Federal Medical Centre to
save his life because he lost a lot of blood.”
When visited at the Male Surgical Ward 3,
FMC, Birnin Kebbi, the doctors confirmed that
Umaru is presently receiving treatment but in
a state of coma.
His nephew said they need N37,000 for the
operation . Some residents who live in the
same residence with the victim said that he
was mentally unstable but others said he
confessed to cutting his manhood because he
was stricken by poverty.