FCT: Young man threatens to jump from telecoms mast if subsidy isn’t restored

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Demands end to bad governance, insecurity in suicide note

A Nigerian man, identified as Shu’aibu Yusuf, from Borno State, who had earlier climbed a radio mast yesterday morning to commit suicide in Abuja, has blamed his decision on bad governance in Nigeria.

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However, according to reports, Yusuf was rescued by the Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) officials.

According to a suicide note he reportedly left at the foot of the mast, he demanded the return of the fuel subsidy, among other demands for the government to alleviate the burdens on Nigerians.

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​The note read: “These are the major Nigerian problems, and I’m ready to sacrifice my life for the solution to them. I am calling for fellow Nigerians to join me on this riot”.

In his 5-point list targeting some of Nigeria’s challenges, he wrote: “On behalf of fellow Nigerians, I demand the following: Government should return fuel subsidy; Government should declare a ‘state of emergency’ in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Niger and Borno States on insecurity matters and take immediate action to clear terrorism in the above listed states and the country at large.

“Government should open borders for food importation in order to eradicate food shortages in the country. Government should immediately respond to the problem of out-of-school children, which is increasing rapidly”.

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​According to reports, operatives from the Fire Service, the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) and other FCT officials were present to intervene.

In September 2018, a 28-year-old man, identified as Nurudeen Lliyasu, had also climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country.

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