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Nigerian University Student Commits Suicide Over Alleged Inability To Cope With Studies

December 2, 2022

This was confirmed by Unizik Plus, a campus press outfit in the school via a Facebook post on Friday.

A 300-level student of Business Administration at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Ebuka Joshua, has reportedly committed suicide after taking a sniper.

This was confirmed by Unizik Plus, a campus press outfit in the school via a Facebook post on Friday.

“300L, UNIZIK Student Of Business Administration Reportedly Dies After Poisoning Himself With Sniper. | #unizik_plus

“Stories have it that the deceased Ebuka Joshua, has been battling with depression from the beginning of this semester following his inability to cope with his studies.

“May his soul rest in peace!,” the post added.


Suicide among university students in Nigeria has lately become a disturbing trend.

For Instance, SaharaReporters also reported that a young graduate identified as Ugwoke Jerry has committed suicide in Nsukka, Enugu State in October.

It was learnt that Jerry was found hanging on a tree by his colleagues inside a forest in the community, a discovery which caused tension among the students.

Before his death, the deceased had sent an emotional message to his mother on why he decided to commit suicide.

“You are the best mother ever, in this world. Am sorry for disappointing you. Please.” he said in the message to his mother. The reason for his action remained unknown.

“It’s so sad, this guy is my colleague. He was lucky to graduate and had also completed his National Youths Service Corps. Some people are still in school finding how to graduate but he was even fortunate,” a source lamented.

The school authorities and Jerry’s family could not yet be reached to comment on the incident.

Also, the Nigeria Police Force, Abia State command confirmed the death of Modestus Hyacinth Egbulefu, a 500-level student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), who committed suicide in August.