A 78-year-old man, Hassan Chiroma slit his own throat in an abattoir in Kano on Tuesday. He was said to have purchased the knife at the blacksmith section of the market. An eyewitness (names withheld) said they thought the man was a butcher until he turned the knife he had bought against himself. He said traders in the market looked away as nobody could bare the gory sight.
The police has said it suspects some foul play in the matter and have arrested four people in connection with the incident.