Crime

Police arrest man for allegedly attempting to commit suicide

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a man, identified as Shuaibu Yushau, who allegedly attempted suicide by climbing a radio mast on Monday in Katampe area of the city to protest the harsh economic condition in the country.

Penpushing reports that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh confirmed this in a statement command got a distress call from concerned Nigerians prompting it to mobilise its personnel to the location to arrest Yushau.

“Following a distress call from concerned citizens about a young man who climbed a very high mast with a placard at ASO Radio in Katampe at about 09:10 a.m, the operatives of the FCT Police Command swiftly mobilised to the location’, Adeh said.

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‘With much professional persuasions from the police operatives, the man later identified as Shuaibu Alhaji Yushau was prevented from taking his own life. He claimed to have been observing the mast for about a week before deciding to climb it. Suspect is presently in police custody and in a stable condition’, she stated.

Penpushing further reports that, the man equally demanded restoration of fuel subsidy and declaration of state of emergency in some northern states and threatened to take his own life for the solution to the country’s dire economic situation.

The man in the note he wrote and left on the ground before climbing the mast, made number of demands, which he expressed optimism that it would alleviate the hardship in the country being faced by citizens.

‘On behalf of fellow Nigerians, I demand the following: “Government should return fuel subsidy. Government should declare a state of emergency in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, and Borno on insecurity matters and take immediate action to clear terrorism in the above listed states and the country at large’, the note reads.

“Government should open borders for food importation in order to eradicate food shortages in the country. Government should immediately respond to the problem of out-of-school children, which is increasing rapidly. These are the major Nigerian problems, and I’m ready to sacrifice my life for the solution to them. I am calling for fellow Nigerians to join me on this riot’, the note added

Penpushing also reports that it is recalled that, a 28-year-old man, Nurudeen Liyasu, in September 2018, in similar circumstance climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country at the time.

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