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Soldiers rescue woman from suicide attempt in Lagos

Nov 6, 2023 #News

Some soldiers of the Nigerian Army (NA), operating under 81 Division NA have rescued one Mrs Francesca Spark, who plunged into the Lagos Lagoon around 81 Division Officers’ Mess, Marina Lagos in an attempt to take her life.

The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 81 Division Nigerian Army, Lt. Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, made the disclosure in a statement dated November 6, 2023. He said troops of 65 Battalion NA deployed at the Officers’ Mess, sighted Mrs Spark and quickly used their military ingenuity and rescued her. He said upon her rescue, she was given first aid and stabilized by the battalion medical team.

Ayeno added that after stabilization, the family was contacted and she was handed over to her husband, Mr Spark Oghene Ovie, residing at Awoyaya, Lagos.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division NA, Major General Muhammed Takuti Usman, commended the soldiers for being observant, and for their ingenuity, courage and gallantry. The GOC said he was pleased that soldiers brought their training in disaster management to bear in such a critical situation that could have claimed the life of a fellow citizen.

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