Fanen Ihyongo, Jalingo
FOR over an hour, residents of Jalingo, Taraba State, struggled to save lots of a navy man from committing suicide.
The soldier, whose identify was given as Ali, climbed the Welcome to Taraba Roadblock Tower -over 24fts excessive, and threatened to leap down.
He spoke Hausa and pidgin, saying: “I need to die. Permit me to leap down and die.” However the youth who gathered there begged him to not soar, saying, “We don’t need you to die.”
Witnesses mentioned the soldier’s behaviour attracted their consideration after they noticed him on prime of the tower pulling off and throwing down objects of clothes on him.
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He appeared to have a leg harm.
“He’s an ex-soldier,” a witness mentioned.
Police mentioned they had been unaware that an ex-soldier threatened to kill himself.