After hours of extensive persuasions, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) rallied stakeholders in the successful rescue of a man that attempted to commit suicide from the top of a telecom tower in Abuja.
Following the alerts on the suicide attempt, search and rescue officers of the Agency were deployed with heights rescue facilities and clinical psychologists were activated in establishing conversation with the man who was precariously hanging at the height of more than 50 meters.
Concerned about security situation in the area, especially when somewhere insinuating that the 'man could be a suicide-bomber with a mission to throw explosives around,' precautionery actions were taken by security agencies to evacuate people and staffs from adjoining buildings close to the scene.
The Director General NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi who coordinated the mobilization of other response agencies for support, commended the cooperation and performance of response agencies in cajoling the man to come down safely.
After the man, identified himself as Mallam Inuwa Musa Tawakalitu climbed down from the communication mast, he was received by the rescue officers and the security operatives.
There was no immediate information on the state of health of the rescued man or his reason for the attempted suicide.
Yushau A. Shuaib
Head Public Relations.