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SUICIDE: Undergraduate Student Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

Kingsley Gabriel, an undergraduate student of Lagos State University, LASU, Monday, attempted suicide when he jumped into Lagos lagoon.

He was, however, rescued alive by officials of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA.

It was gathered that the student jumped from Falomo Bridge into the lagoon at about 11 am, leaving no reason for his action.

The General Manager, LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

He lamented that the act was becoming rampant and worrisome on Lagos waterways.

According to him, “the student was quickly rescued from drowning in the water by LASWA rescue officials who responded swiftly by jumping into the lagoon to prevent him from drowning.”

He hinted that after his rescue, Gabriel was taken to the Falomo Police Station, for onward interrogation.

It was not clear why Gabriel decided to end his life as efforts to interview him proved abortive.

It will be recalled that a woman was said to have jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge and was never seen since then.


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