Man attempts jumping off bridge with traveling bag (Watch video)

A young man has been captured on tape attempting suicide on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state.

He was sitting on the edge of the bridge railings while holding a red mini traveling bag with his head bent in a manner that suggests he was lost in thought.

The suicidal man sat there for sometime until passersby who spotted him quickly rushed to his rescue. They got him off the bridge

Reasons for the man’s attempt to plunge into the lagoon is yet to be ascertained.

Watch the video below:

Twitter user @BishopPOEvang shared the clip with the caption; “People are really going through alot now adays.. pls check up on people.”

Read comments…

@Nairaexchanger; This is why we fight for a better Nigeria. This is why the sacrifices we make is worth it. This is why we must have a single focus and not allow the bigots, ethnic minded politicians and criminals to have their way. I am crying 😢 inside and energised outside. If our wicked leaders want us not to sleep, they too won’t sleep. We MooVe💪 🚶🚶🚶🏻‍♀️🚶

@VicMcHarvey; This is why we are clamouring for a better country, selfless leaders thst will prioritise the wellbeing of his followers. Minus a day this thiefpoliticians will meet their waterloo

@iamayims; U wan kee yourself,how sure are you that the other side is better? Anyways mental health needs to be taken seriously in nigeria, not everything is about money.

Meanwhile in other news…

Nigerian comedienne and skit-maker, Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha, popularly known as Real Warri Pikin, has opened up on how her suicidal attempt due to huge debt made her venture into comedy.

The mother-of-three, speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, said she was using her situation to motivate others who are going through similar challenges.

It may be recalled that she contemplated suicide several times between 2017/2018 because of a serious debt she and her husband, Ikechukwu were owing.

Real Warri Pikin, who adopted a girl named Stella, noted that starting comedy helped her heal from the trauma. She recounted how she used to give debtors advise not to take their lives because even the govt is in debt.

She said; “All the videos wey I dey do that time, no be comedy to make people laugh o, na to motivate people say, Area! Even though you dey owe debt, no worry, Federal government dey owe debt.

“No kill yourself. Take one step at a time. Problems must come. I think those things helped me heal like things wey I supposed to myself I go come dey tell [others]. Then I never pay the debt finish o. I go still go cry, come do video. Maybe God made me went through what I went through because [He wanted me to be here].”

Real Warri Pikin further said people have been sharing testimonies of how her motivation talks stopped others from committing suicide.