Troops of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have prevented a lady from jumping into the Lagos Lagoon.
This is according to a Monday statement from the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 81 Division, Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni.
“Nigerian Army (NA) soldiers operating under 81 Division NA have gallantly prevented a suicide attempt by one Mrs Francesca Spark who plunged into the Lagos Lagoon around 81 Division Officers’ Mess, Marina Lagos in an attempt to take her own life,” the statement read.
“The troops of 65 Battalion NA deployed at the Officers’ Mess, who sighted Mrs Spark quickly used their military riverine skills and ingenuity to rescue her. She was given first aid and stabilized by the battalion medical team.”
It said after she was stabilised, “the family was contacted and she was handed over to her husband, one Mr Spark Oghene Ovie residing at Awoyaya Lagos”.