Benue: Teenager Commits Suicide After Request For Change Of School


A teenage secondary school student, has reportedly committed suicide in Akpehe, a suburb of Makurdi, in Benue, after asking his parents to remove him from his present school to another.

The 17-year-old student identified as Terhemba Tyochivir, said to be formerly of Government Secondary School, Gboko, had before taking his own life, requested her parents to change his school “back to Makurdi”.

Sewuese Anene, state police public relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed Tyochivir’s demise on Saturday, saying that Tyochivir died on Thursday, and that the incident was reported at the E Division police station.

The police spokesperson said the boy had requested his parents to change his school “back to Makurdi”.

Anene said although her brotger’s request to change schools was granted, the parents were yet to effect his demand “and this happened”.

The police spokesperson added that an autopsy would be conducted to ascertain the cause of Tyochivir’s demise.

Said she: “It happened in Makurdi, Gboko road. He requested his parents to change his school. I think he is schooling in Gboko. He said they should change his school back to Makurdi and they were yet to do that. They did that for his sister and they were yet to bring him back and this happened.

“That is the only thing we know for now. There might be other challenges, maybe an autopsy will tell. An autopsy will be conducted to know the cause of the death”.

Tyochivir was confirmed dead at the Bishop Murray Hospital in Makurdi.

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