A local government worker in Benue State, Aondona Yaga, has burned himself to death over unpaid allowances of three years and his inability to pay his enormous debt, Sahara Reporters is reporting.
Yaga was until his death, a casual staff member at the Gwer Local Government secretariat in Aliade.
According to his grandmother, the young man had been facing problems because he was not paid his allowance for almost three years and couldn’t perform his financial obligation for the upkeep of his family.
He eventually fell sick and could not find money to treat himself. Frustrated, he decided to end his life on Wednesday morning, by setting himself on fire in his thatched room.