BY ABUTU AGADA, LUCKY IBEAKANMA
Months after a student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, committed suicide, another student of the institution (names withheld) has attempted to put an end to his life.
The student, who is a class representative in one of the classes of the Department of English and Literary Studies, allegedly sent text messages to some of his lecturers informing them of his intention to commit suicide.
According to our source who pleaded anonymity, the student cited the death of three of his family members in a road mishap recently and three Fs in his released results as reasons why he intends to put an end to his life.
Lecturers were reportedly said to have swung into action after receiving the text by raising alarm, interrupting classes and sending students in search of the student. The student was apprehended by other students on his way to the university’s cricket pitch and subsequently handed over to authorities.
In a chat with one of the students at the scene of the arrest, Chidiebere Anene is of the opinion that, “it is despicable for anybody, much less a student of a reputable institution to contemplate suicide.”
Another student said “He should be pitied because he must have come under serious mental and psychological strain to decide, this should be the end.”