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Residents Panic As Soldier Attempts To Commit Suicide In Taraba

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Jalingo struggled to rescue a soldier from suicide on Thursday.

He had been identified as Ali, and had climbed the “Welcome to Taraba” tower.

While speaking in Hausa and Pidgin he threatened to jump to his death.

Live Nigeria quoted him saying: “I would like to die. Let me spring down and die.’

Youths assembled and begged him not to execute the act.

An eye witness said they saw someone climbing the Tower and pulling his clothes off.

“We have come to discover that he’s someone we know. He was left with a pant underneath and an inner jacket, and ready to jump. We got close and started begging him, “he explained.

A source said Ali is having mental illness and was relieved from his work.

“He’s an ex-soldier in town loves to ride motorbikes. When it was discovered that he is mentally ill he was sacked from the army, “the source disclosed.

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