Nigerian Police Say Abuja Man Who Climbed Mast To Commit Suicide Is In Custody

The Nigerian police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has arrested a man seen at the top of a radio mast trying to commit suicide in Abuja, on Monday morning, who is identified as Shuaibu Yushau.

The man on Monday morning was seen at the top of the mast trying to commit suicide in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

This was seen in a video as a suicide note left behind by the man was also found.

Relevant agencies were deployed to the scene to rescue him.

The rescue operation was carried out by the Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency and Federal Capital Territory officials.

However, Josephine Adeh, Police Public Relations Officer, FCT command in a statement on Monday evening said the suspect was presently in police custody and in a stable condition.

Following a distress call from concerned citizens about a young man who climbed a very high mast with a placard at ASO Radio in Katampe at about 09:10am, the operatives of the FCT Police Command swiftly mobilised to the location.

“With much professional persuasions from the police operatives, the man later identified as Shuaibu Alhaji Yushau was prevented from taking his own life. He claimed to have been observing the mast for about a week before deciding to climb it. Suspect is presently in police custody and in a stable condition.

“Further development will be communicated in due course,” she added.

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