Kingsley Gabriel, an undergraduate of Lagos State University (LASU), on Monday attempted suicide in the Lagos lagoon.
Gabriel, without giving a reason for his action, jumped from the Falomo Bridge into the lagoon around 11 am.
The undergraduate was rescued from drowning by Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) officials who promptly responded to the situation.
“Leave me alone let me die,” he said as he was being rescued.
“What is in this life?” he asked, crying.
Damilola Emmanuel, the general manager, LASWA, said the act of jumping into the lagoon was becoming rampant on Lagos waterways.
Gabriel was reportedly taken to the Falomo police station after the rescue.
LASU student jumps into Lagos lagoon . . A student of the Lagos State University, LASU, identified as Kingsley Gabriel, on Monday, jumped into the Lagoon from Falomo Bridge, in a bid to commit suicide. . . However, he was quickly rescued from drowning by Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, officials who responded swiftly to the incident. . . Gabriel was later taken to the Falomo Police Station. It is not clear why he decided to end his life.
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