Hunters Prevent Man From Committing Suicide In Osogbo

Members of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service have rescued a middle-aged man, whose identity remains undisclosed, from a suicide attempt in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.

The incident unfolded around 1am on Wednesday when the distraught individual tied a rope around his neck and secured the other end to the iron structure of the Ola-Iya fly-over bridge in Osogbo.

It was gathered that local hunters, who happened to be conducting their regular patrol in the vicinity, ran into him and swiftly intervened.

An eyewitness recounted the dramatic scene, stating that once the hunters had ensured the man’s safety, the local police arrived promptly. The man was then taken into custody by the police for further assistance and evaluation.

The Commander of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service in Osun, Nurein Ahmed
explained that the two vigilant hunters were conducting their routine patrol when fate placed them at the scene, allowing them to intervene just in time to avert tragedy.

Reacting to the development, the Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola said, “the man was moved to the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo for treatment, but I cannot confirm that he attempted suicide.”

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