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Fire Service Foil Suicide Attempt Linked to Failed N2M Visa Deal

The Kano State Fire Service reported on Thursday that they successfully rescued Saifillahi Rabiu, a 37-year-old individual who allegedly tried to take his own life following a failed business deal.

Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the organization, revealed the incident in a statement released in Kano and provided to the media. The event unfolded on Thursday morning at State Road, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano.

Abdullahi said, "We received a distress call at about 10:07 a.m. from the Ministry of Works and Housing, Kano state, about a suicide attempt by hanging on a tree. On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our fire-fighting vehicle to the scene at 10:10 a.m."

According to the official statement, Rabiu, who resides in Semegu Quarters, had attempted to hang himself due to his inability to repay a sum of N2 million to individuals he had endeavored to assist in obtaining a travel visa.

“During interrogation, we gathered that Rabiu connected some people to those that process travel visas to foreign countries, which was successful.

“Those he tried to help, however, rejected the visa, saying it was not the type they paid for and demanded for a refund of their money already paid to the processors.

“We reliably gathered that he was able to raise half-a-million naira only.

“But pressure and threats from the people he wanted to assist made him to try to take his own life,” the PRO added.

He further stated that Rabiu was rescued alive and handed over to Zaharaddini of Farm Centre Police Division. 

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