Boy, 17, Commits ‘Suicide’ in Nimba

By: Gborontaye Gboron in Nimba County


A 17-year-old boy identified as Nyanquoi has reportedly shot himself dead with a single barrel gun in Lao-Teayee Town in Nimba County. The incident occurred on April 11, 2017.

“We were sitting in the palava hut in the Town an heard a gun sound; and we rushed in the house. On our arrival, we saw Nyanquoi lying down in a pool of blood,” the deceased’s brother, William Tah, explained.

What led Nyanquoi to reportedly end his life has not been established. William told this paper that his brother resident of the town, living with his parents and that he was a 3rd grade student of the Lao Teayee Elementary Public School. “We don’t the reason for which Nyanquoi killed himself. What I can say is, we regret his death, we will miss him and may his soul rest in peace,” William cried.

According to William, police inspected the dead body and turned it over to the family for burial in the presence of the chief elders; probably there was no foul play. Lao-Teayee is a town in Electoral District #8.

This is the second suicide reported in the county in less than six months.

It can be recalled that in October 2016, a man believed to be in his 40s, reportedly hanged himself dead in Ganta, creating fears among residents in the county. A group of women discovered the man hanging dead to the roof.