this incident was reported in THIS DAY http://odili.net/news/source/2007/jul/15/223.html
Man commits suicide for failure to memorise Holy Quran
Sunday, July 15, 2007
A 25-year-old man, Abdullahi Maidawa, of Mamawa village in Bagudo Local Government area of Kebbi, has allegedly committed suicide over his inability to memorise the Holy Quran.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Maidawa bathed himself with petrol in his room and set himself on fire.
He was alleged to have claimed that the action was in protest against his failure to master the Quran after about eight years of intensive studies.
Alhaji Muktari Ibrahim, the Police Commissioner in the state, confirmed the incident today in Birnin Kebbi in an interview with NAN.
He said all efforts to save the life of the deceased after he was rescued by the police yielded no positive result.
Ibrahim said the deceased died at a comprehensive health centre in Bogudo, here he was rushed to for treatment.
He said Maidawa had told police detectives on his hospital bed that he decided to take his life because he was "an orphan".
The commissioner said the deceased also cited his inability to memorise the Holy Quran as another reason for his action.
He said the police were unable to Btrace Maidawa's relations, and that he had been given a befitting burial on Thursday by the district head of Bagudo.
IF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO AND READY TO KILL THEMSELVES JUST BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS BOOKS, THE VALUE OF NON-ADHERENTS TO THEIR FAITH IS THEN WORTHLESS. NOW, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE OF KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL THAT HAVE BEEN INDOCTRINATED INTO THEIR FEEBLE MINDS.
ANYWAY IT IS NOT SUPRISING, HAS IT IS BEING REPORTED THAT 72 VIRGINS OR SO ARE WAITING FOR THE MARTYRS IN ALJANNA OR WHATEVER PLACE THAT PLACE IS