Lagos - An unidentified man on Monday attempted to take his life by jumping into the river to die, reports Sun.
The incident happened on the Mile Two Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The man stood on the bridge for some minutes, loudly expressed bitterness over his sufferings and how things had gone bad for him and his helplessness.
He was said to have mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari's name repeatedly before he finally jumped into the river.
The timely intervention of a passing speedboat prevented the victim from drowning.
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Passengers on the speedboat dived into the river, dragged the man who was gasping for breath to the riverbank, and continued their journey.
A Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) vehicle later arrived the scene after a distress call was put across to the Lagos State Emergency Control Room.
Before the ambulance came, some sympathisers have contributed about N1 000, with the intention of taking the victim to the hospital.
When the victim’s pockets were searched for any means identity, only N90 was found on him.
- News 24