Men of the Delta State Police Command have thwarted a still unidentified man from taking his own life in a suicide attempt.
That’s according to a Twitter message posted Sunday by the command’s police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
According to the message, an emergency caller contacted police and reported that his brother was about to commit suicide.
The victim gave an address where his body would be located.
Based on this tip, police officers quickly went to the hotel where the victim had locked himself up and found him there, where he’d already slit his wrists.
The PPRO indicated that the victim was, however, rescued and taken to the hospital at approximately 11:51 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
The police officers’ efforts to prevent the suicide attempt were praised by well-meaning social media users.
In one of the posts, a Titus Asahitsu praised the police, saying, “Good job guys”
Another social media user, who simply referred to himself as Sir Kay, responded by saying that the actions of the emergency services were “great actions. Nice one.”
A Beelon also said, “Nawa oo…God works boss…God bless…thanks to Nigera police…life is tough these days but suicide isn’t an option…it’s good.”
There was unanimous shouting, “Slashed wrists? Obviously he wasn’t ready to die.”
Another social media user praised the police, stating that “information like this gives us hope. Thank you to all the officers for the quick response”
Another anonymous commenter wrote, “Well done sir. I’m proud of the Nigerian Police Force. I’m proud of the Delta State Command.