Shock as Cross River youth commits suicide



By Lesley  Otu

peace loving community of Katchuan Irruan in Boki   Government Area of Cross River State,   Thursday, February 13, 2020,  thrown into shock over a bizarre occurrence.


On that fateful day, a years old, young man, Bukie Ndom, so of life,  decided to end it all by hanging himself.


According to reliable sources, BU as popularity known had issues with his siblings which needed intervention of some elders.

In   process of brokering peace,  BU not satisfied with stern admonition by Mr. Okponeyu ( of elders) had picked up stones to aim at the older man.

Irked by his lack of for the supposedly wise counsel of the elders, the youths of his family chased him into the bush.


According to his elder sister, Ala Ndom that the they saw Bukie alive. 


After a couple of days, his eldest brother, Ento Ndom had gone to his cocoa farm only to see the lifeless body of Bukie hanging on a tree.


On further search in his room, they found a suicide note left behind by BU where poured out his frustration about life.

However, the policemen from the community station only accompanied the family to take pictures at the spot of the incident without demanding for autopsy before was buried there in the bush in line with the tradition of the Irruan people.