The spate of suicide attempts has increased since 2016 with one Nigerian estimated to attempt suicide every 3 weeks…

An unidentified woman jumped into the lagoon from Maza-Maza Bridge in the Mile 2 area of Lagos.

The woman was however, lucky, as rescuers fished her out before she could drown.

According to a witness, the woman, dressed in a blouse and trousers, was trekking and got to the middle of the bridge, climbed the rail and jumped.

“The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However, when she jumped, we called for help, prompting people under the bridge to dive in and rescue her,” said one of the witnesses, who gave his name as Emeka.

Daily Sun reports that the woman was lying unconscious by the shore of the lagoon, while her rescuers tried to press her bloated stomach to expel the excess water she took in before her rescue.

Adewale, one of those who rescued her, said: “We were under the bridge, when suddenly the woman’s body dropped from the bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed over or fell over by mistake. We had to jump into the river and went for her. That was how we rescued her.”

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This is coming barely days after a Lagos based medical doctor, Dr Alwell Orji, stopped his car and  jumped into the lagoon at third mainland bridge after receiving a call.

The news of suicide in Nigeria has recently increased with many associating it with the current hardship experienced in the country.


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