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Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2020

Benue Local Government staff commits suicide over nonpayment of salaries

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From Uche Moron, Makurdi

A young staff identified as Aondona Yaga has committed suicide in Aliade, Gwer East local government area of Benue State.
Eyewitness report said Aondona works as a casual staff at the Gwer local government secretariat, Aliade until his death.
According to his grandmother who was seen around his abandoned corpse, “the staff had complained bitterly and consistently about non payment of his little allowance for over three(3) years.
“He took ill and kept looking for money to treat himself until he decided there was no need to live anymore and ended his life”, the aged woman said.
Information Officer of Gwer Local Government, Mr. Chris Avi confirmed the news of Aondona’s death and status as staff of the local government without further details.
At the time of filing this report, his corpse was still abandoned in front of his burnt thatch house in Aliade with his grandmother watching helplessly.
Benue State Police Command Public Relations’ Officer, DSP Catherine Anene confirmed that the incident happened around 8 am on Tuesday.
She also, said the deceased is a staff of Gwer East local government area, intimating that investigation is ongoing to establish the cause of his death.

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