Police arrest man on suspicion of attempting suicide
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Police arrest man on suspicion of attempting suicide

The FCT Police Command has announced the arrest of Shuaibu Yushau, who allegedly attempted suicide by climbing a radio mast on Monday as part of a protest against the difficult economic situation in the country.

In a statement issued on Monday evening by the command’s spokeswoman, Josephine Adeh, it was said that the command received an SOS from concerned Nigerians and therefore decided to dispatch personnel to the location to arrest Mr Yushau.

“In response to a distress call from concerned citizens regarding a young man who had climbed a very tall banner pole at ASO Radio in Katampe at about 9:10 am, operatives of the FCT Police Command quickly rushed to the scene.

“Thanks to a lot of professional persuasion by the police officers, the man, who was later identified as Shuaibu Alhaji Yushau, managed to stop himself from taking his own life. He claimed that he had been observing the flagpole for about a week before he decided to climb it. The suspect is currently in police custody and his condition is stable,” Ms Adeh said.

Protest

TV channels it was reported that the man threatened to sacrifice his life in exchange for a solution to the country’s difficult economic situation.

In a note he wrote and left on the ground before climbing the flagpole, Mr Shuaibu made various demands that he said would ease the hardships in the country.

The demands included the restoration of fuel subsidies and the declaration of a state of emergency in some northern states.



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The note read: “On behalf of my fellow Nigerians, I demand the following: “The government should return the fuel subsidy.

“The government should declare a state of emergency in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger and Borno due to insecurity and take immediate action to eliminate terrorism in the above-mentioned states and the entire country.

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“The government should open borders for food imports to eliminate food shortages in the country.

“The government should respond immediately to the rapidly growing problem of out-of-school children.

“These are the major problems facing Nigeria and I am ready to dedicate my life to solving them. I call on my fellow Nigerians to join me in this turmoil.”

IN September 2018, A 28-year-old man, Nurudeen Liyasu, also climbed a telecommunications mast in Abuja to protest the poor economic situation in the country at the time.

See the man’s note below

Police arrest man on suspicion of attempting suicide
One of his farewell letters
Second farewell letter
Second farewell letter



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