A 67-year-old man, identified as Usmanu Umaru, severed his manhood with a sharp knife inside his room at at Kofar Dindi neighborhood in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital.
The incident happened in the evening hours of Saturday, August 29 2015 while the man was alone in his room. Speaking to Leadership on the condition of anonymity, Umaru’s nephew said: “Actually, we did not know why and for what reason he cut his private part. What actually happened is that my uncle was sick and lying in his room.“We just heard his wife screaming in their room and when we rushed in, we met him holding a knife and in a pool of blood; so we rushed him to Federal Medical Centre to save his life because he lost a lot of blood.”
The victim who went into a coma, is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, at Male Surgical Ward 3.
According to his nephew, the sum of N37,000 is needed for a surgery that would save his uncle. Also seaking about the bizarre incident, some residents disclosed that the man was mentally unstable.
Although some others maintained that Umaru confessed to have cut his penis out of frustration because he was stricken by poverty.