Suicide: Man Jumps Into A River in Lagos | Video Here

A viral video shows a man committing suicide in Lagos, Nigeria. In the video, now trending online, the man is seeing hanging by the edge of a bridge above a fearful dirty-looking river.

Suicide: Man Jumps Into A River in Lagos | Video Here

Initially, while bystanders tried to calm him down, the man seemed to pay attention to their advice. However, he later ignored everyone who stood around to convince him not to make such a dangerous decision and jumped into the water.

In the video, people are heard screaming and crying over the man who had already disappeared with the roaring water current.

People could be seen trying to save him with a light boat but he was already far away from reach or rescue.

Knowledge Trend Media has no idea about the man's identity at the time of this report, however, the information we gathered through social media platforms shows that the unfortunate incident took place along Idumota Bridge, Lagos Island.

The report also has it that the suicide victim owed a debt and was given 24 hours to return the money. Knowing that he wouldn't meet up the deadline, he decided to end his own life.

One social media user, Igwe Hosea Chibueze, on the issue, expressed how so many people are depressed in our society today.

In a story shared on Facebook, titled "Speak consolingly with the depressed soul", Igwe, who is a media practitioner, expressed how he met a man who became depressed because his family could not have food to eat for complete two days. "Thank God you saved the man", someone said.

Africa has the highest suicide rate in the world. As economic hardship continues to torment people around the world, Nigeria is not left out.

The suicide rate had risen in Nigeria at an alarming rate and it's an almost weekly occurrence, even as the suicide rate in the country from 2000 to 2019 was placed at 3.5-5.0. This rate had been on the rise recently.

In September, the Founder Of Lagos-based Eatery, Bukka Hut, Laolu Martins Committed Suicide in Lekki, Lagos. Also this year, a Lagos accountant with a giant telecoms company, Folake Abiola, committed suicide as she was said to have been suffering from depression for years.

Again, sometime in April 2022, a 65-year- old man was prevented by the police from jumping into Lagos lagoon on his birthday. This list can continue if we are to make a full report.

The Lagos Lagoon, Idumota and Third Mainland bridges in Lagos had seen several suicide cases for the past year. While many were rescued alive, many could not escape their fate.

The rise in the suicide rate is a warning that so many people around us need physical, mental, and emotional support. There is, therefore, the need to treat people kindly.

Do you feel depressed or have suicidal thoughts? You can contact those who can offer emotional support. Read about how to cope and deal with depression. Also, identifying early signs of depression can help you take timely 
action to save your life from death associated with suicide.

You can source materials that can keep you emotionally sound and positive.

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