The alarming spike in the rate of attempted suicides along the Lagos lagoon in the last few days has left residents as well as other concerned bodies a cause for worry.
Few days ago, a textile dealer, Mz. Taiwo Momoh was prevented from committing suicide by the gallant officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who stopped her from jumping into the lagoon.
This was shortly after Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka was rescued by fishermen early Friday morning while attempting to plummet into the lagoon.
Shockingly, an unidentified man was prevented from plunging into the lagoon by the Nigeria Police yesterday, Sunday, March 26, 2017.
According to a source from the Police, Malik Nasir, who shared the information on social media, the man was rescued before he could plummet into the lagoon.
The officer shared the photo of the man with the caption “Yet Another Suicide Attempt At the Lagos Lagoon today. He was rescued before he could take the plunge. An Ifa Priest has said in a national daily that “the Lagoon is Angry. How do we appease the Lagoon Please.”
You would recall that late Dr. Allwell Orji became national topic after he ordered his driver to pull over before plunging into the lagoon from the Adekunle-Adeniji end of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Similarly, another woman attempted to take her own life at the Maza-Maza end of Mile 2, Lagos, when she dived into the lagoon. Luckily, she was rescued by fishermen and other residents who were close by.