A young man has been rescued from jumping off the Ikoyi bridge in Lagos in what appears to be an attempted suicide.
The rescue was carried out by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Marine Unit.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-general of the Lagos State Emergency response Agency while confirming the incident said the man who was prevented from jumping off the bridge is from Anambra state but resides in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
Response was activated to rescue the young man (name withheld) who hails from Anambra State, but lives in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The agency responders were able to convince, rescue the young man from his jump off point.
He was later examined by the agency’s paramedics before being handed over to good Samaritans, Mr Odukoya and Mr Okanlawon, who have committed to ensure adequate therapy and psychological counselling for the victim.