Young man sets himself on fire because of economic hardship

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Ekwueme

Man sets self ablaze in Ebonyi

A 37-year-old man was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital,  ebonyi state, for treatment after he allegedly set himself ablaze.

The man, identified as Chinedu Nweze, allegedly set himself ablaze beside a classroom block at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki.

He was said to have tied his legs and wet himself with petrol before igniting fire.

It was gathered that Nweze, who hails from Umuogharu, Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, had complained to his neighbours of frustration and inability to feed himself, a day before the incident.