A video of a young man, who has not yet been identified, attempting to dive to his death on Wednesday morning from the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge caused a stir.
Naija News reports that patrol officers at the Lekki Concession Center and other kind-hearted passers-by prevented the young man, who was already at the edge of the bridge, from jumping off.
In the viral video, patrol officers were seen cheering on the tearful man with powerful motivation before handing him over to law enforcement.
The reasons for his suicide attempt at the time of this report remain unknown.
Nigerians on social media, however, praised the LCC patrol officers for responding quickly to the emergency call and saving the man’s life.
Watch the video and reactions below;
Thanks to the quick intervention of LCC patrol officers, a young man was saved from suicide on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge. He was handed over to the police.@Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @TrafficChiefNG @LekkiLersa pic.twitter.com/8kSo5zsQaX
— Lekki Concession Co. (@LCCTollRoad) June 1, 2022
A zayxon_tech wrote; ‘“Thank goodness lcc responded quickly, God only knows how many people are at the bottom of this lagoon…this country is too harsh”
A Motibère wrote; ‘“People go through a lot…Be kind to people around you, watch your family and friends…Don’t assume everyone is fine, they don’t just share what’s going on in their lives…#mentalhealthispriority .”
A cheeky politician wrote; ”Gosh turned over to the police. Attempted suicide is a crime in Nigeria.
A jhayjhaygram wrote; ‘‘Hard country normally… but ewo lawon motivational speaker isonu 😂.. your future is bright’
A oyasluxury_cosmeticsncouture wrote; ”Someone wanted to kill himself and they handed him over to the police, does the police station deal with depression???? Useless country”
A decopoly wrote; ”He is never ready. Get him there fast, make sure people don’t congregate too much oo. I even won to go there. We are all tired.