Man Threatens Suicide Over Fuel Subsidy Removal, Insecurity, Others In Abuja

A young man identified as Shuaibu Alhaji Yusuf on Monday threatened to jump down from the broadcast mast of Aso Radio and Television on Katampe Hill in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) unless the Federal Government restores the fuel subsidy and end insecurity in the country.

The man who stated his demands on the placard placed on the mast before climbing to the highest height of the mast, said he took the decision in the interest of other suffering Nigerians.

According to him, the government should also declare a state of emergency in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger and Borno states on insecurity matters, and take immediate actions to clear those terrorists in the states and the entire country.

Yusuf, who hails from Maiduguri in Borno State also called on the Federal Government to open borders for food importation to eradicate food shortages in the country.

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

“These are the major Nigerian problems and I am ready to sacrifice my life for the solution to them. I am calling on fellow Nigerians to join me on this riot,” he stated on the placard.

It took the intervention of the acting Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Department (FEMD), Mrs Florence Dawon Wenegieme to convince Yusuf to come down from the broadcast mast.

Wenegieme promised him that his demands had been seen and that the Federal Government’s representatives who witnessed his suicide attempt would convey the message to President Bola Tinubu who would ensure that all his demands were met.

“I am very sure that you can come up with ideas and better solutions to see Nigeria through. You may be the person who will give the best advice to the President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.

“I am insisting that by staying alive, you can come up with the ideas. We have seen your cries and all that you have written. We have the Federal Government and the FCT administration well represented here and the press to make sure that this message goes viral, even to the grassroots.

“It will get to the Federal Government and the President’s table. We have those that can communicate with you directly in the language that you will understand,” she said.

However, the young man was arrested by the police immediately after obeying the FEMD’s acting Director General by coming down from the broadcast mast.

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