Nigeria Man Burns Himself Alive At Omole Phase 1 Ojodu Lagos Over Hardship, Says Nigeria Is Under A Spell That Can’t Be Cleansed

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Nigeria Man Burns Himself Alive At Omole Phase 1 Ojodu Lagos Over Untold Hardship, Says Nigeria Is Under A Spell That Can’t Be Cleansed

A young man in his early 20s on Wednesday afternoon burnt himself alive in Ojodu Lagos.

The man who identity is still unknown reportedly armed himself with a gallon of petrol and lighter and started narrating how Nigerians were going through hardship at Omole Phase 1 area of Ojodu.

Here is what a witness, Mr Chinedu Ben told Daily Sun:

“I was Gate when I saw a crowd and I stopped to make enquiries. I saw a young man in his 20s; he was armed with a gallon of fuel. He was shouting on top of his voice saying that he was tired of life. He narrated how he had been running from one person to other for assistance and everyone was saying things were difficult. He told people who cared to listen that the country was under a spell that cannot be cleansed.

“He said there was no hope and future for the youth, he could no longer bear the ‘suffering-and-smiling’ syndrome and pretence showed by most people. He threatened to kill himself, but people thought he was making empty threats. He poured the liquid on his body and brought out a lighter. He ignited fire on his body and he was burning. We started pouring water on him, but the fire had done enough damage before we put it out. We called the police who came to the scene and picked the man who was unconscious by then. We don’t know the man and where he came from.”

Police public relations officer, CSP Chike Oti, who confirmed the story, said the man was being treated at the Lagos State Emergency Centre, 7-Up area.

Oti said:

“Divisional Police Officer, Ojodu, received a distress call that a man set himself ablaze and raced to the scene with some officers. When the police arrived, they put out the fire and rushed the man to the Lagos State Emergency Centre, where he is being treated. The man is still unconscious as he received third-degree burns. He is still unconscious as I am talking to you, but the Commissioner of Police has directed the DPO in charge of Ojodu to take the man who attempted suicide to the hospital.

“it is a suicide attempt as people saw him set himself ablaze. It was not the usual jungle justice by a mob.

“He was the person who planned how to kill himself. The CP has ordered the DPO to investigate and find out who the man is and why he decided to take his life in a most agonising manner. We also call on members of the public who are looking for their missing relations to contact the Ojodu Police Station of the PPRO’s office to ascertain who the man is.”

[By Christopher Oji, Daily Sun]

6 thoughts on “Nigeria Man Burns Himself Alive At Omole Phase 1 Ojodu Lagos Over Hardship, Says Nigeria Is Under A Spell That Can’t Be Cleansed

  1. I can imagine the bad situation in Nigeria but bros your action won’t change anything in Nigeria. thank God you survived from the fire. just trust God and believe that favour will one day come your way in jesus name amen.

  2. As much as most people will agree with your reason,but to me your action was stupid, that could have been more heroic if you did it not only for yourself, you could have been bold enough to do that at any government office.

  3. No sane person will do this! We all have our challenges, why should the poor situation of the country make him set himself ablaze? Mchew

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