At Aluu, Rivers State, dead body of a 100 Level female chemical engineering student of the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) who allegedly committed suicide was discovered by her course mate in her apartment.
Worried by her absence from lectures and refusal to neither answer nor return her missed calls for days, her course mate came to find out why the rationale behind her strange behaviour.
Arriving her residence, she met her door locked and she peeped through the window and saw the girl laying dead, she raised alarm and people gathered to force open the door.
It is believed she ended her life with sniper as they saw sniper on the floor and dried blood on her face. According to the lodge occupants, she was last seen last on Saturday, probably she might have died since Saturday night only to be discovered on Monday.
According to reports going round, she was the daughter of a former Oyo State Deputy Governor.
It is gathered that the deceased took her life following oddities of a broken relationship according to a facebook post made by her friend, whom she confided her suicidal thought with through a watsapp chat, three days before her dead body was found.
Of recent, It’s becoming a re-occurring incidence where some Nigerian youths take to committing suicide as an end to whatever emotional trauma they may find themselves.
Aside from most families suffering the brunts of Nigeria’s economic turn down, which has forced unfortold hardship on most common families, instability in relationships and break-ups have introduced depression that culminated suicidal thoughts on the minds of victims.
Hence, the need to watch out for a friend, neighbour, relative, colleague, etc, in need.
This is a wake up call to all Nigerians, irrespective of your political affiliation, religious belief, tribe and race.
How long shall we as a people fold our hands and watch our future leaders take their lives on daily basis?
When did our youths become cowards? When did they resort to suicide as a panacea to disturbing situations? Who thought them they can’t pull through life challenges?
Who decieved them there is no light at the end of the tunnel? With that in mind, parents, religious leaders even the Nigerian tertiary institutions have great roles to play in this rescue mission and safe our future from suicide mission.
As a parents, laying Godly foundation for your wards is non-egotiable. Build their self esteem, educate them on appreciating dynamism as determinant of life, teach them resilience in the phase of hopeless circumstances and the brighter horizon awaiting at the end of every travail.
Have you ever witnessed or heard of a pregnant woman in labour? The pain and the travail during child birth? It’s better experienced than being told. Now can you equate the joy of motherhood when she first holds her new born in her arms? Can you measure and gauge her joy with her travail of childbearing?
No, labour is momentary and motherhood is a lifetime. So are challenges you face in life as youth.
Life isn’t fair. The journey to success isn’t a smooth ride, there will aways be bums to slow you down, crooked paths are there to swerve you on both sides of the way, but dont be deterred, push on, suicide is not the solution.
The bottom line is, life is a journey, complete it, don’t truncate it. Believe in yourself. If someone walk away from your life, let him/her walk. Stop starring at the closed door when a wider door has already been opened before you.
Seek help and counselling when necessary. Don’t forget, no human nor situation is worth your life. Suicide is not a panacea but the beginning of forever life in doom.
Forsake suicidal thoughts, flee from suidcide.