A man was saved from death on Monday after he jumped off Mile 2 Bridge into river to commit suicide at Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The unidentified man stood on the bridge lamenting his precarious living condition, blaming it on President Muhammadu Buhari before he plunged into the river in apparent suicide attempt, Sun reported.
“I was there on the bridge where the man was also standing. He was speaking to himself. He said he had no transport fare to move from one place to another. He said his suffering was too much that he could hardly feed. I also heard him saying life was meaningless to him. He mentioned Buhari many times, and the next thing I saw, the man jumped from the bridge into the water.
“He is an Igbo man because he was speaking the language. I thought he was joking when he said he was tired of everything around him. “If not for a speedboat that was passing, he would have died. The boat stopped and the passengers dragged him to the riverbank and they continued their journey.
“Thereafter, nobody was ready to assist him. People simply looked at him, expressed sympathy and continued their journey. I have to call an emergency number,” an eyewitness told the paper.