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Hardship: Middle-aged woman commits suicide on Delta flyover

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Perhaps frustrated by the economic situation in Nigeria, an unidentified middle-aged woman, yesterday committed suicide at Ekpan-Refinary Flyover in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The woman had dangerously climbed the pavement of the flyover, stood, heaved her last breath and jumped down.

She died on the spot after using her head to hit the tarred road.

The occurrence threw panic across the locality as residence of the area maintained social distancing from the scene.

While some commercial tricycle operators and bystanders took to their heels immediately she landed with blood gushing out from her head, others wept and gnashed their teeth in total submission to the will of God.

Commuters swiftly made a detour to escape the route to avoid being raided for interrogation by security agents.

An eyewitness, who simply identified herself as Ejiro, said she became frustrated, owing to the unfavorable economic situation in the country.

She said, “She suddenly climbed and appeared on the pavement. Sympathisers took caution to rush up to save her for fear that she may quickly jump down. As they were contemplating on the line of action to take in saving her, the next thing we heard was a noise of hey-hey-hey!, Jesus Christ-Jesus Christ!, Oh my God!!!! And that was it.”

He said he heard passersby quoting the woman soliloquizing, ‘there is nothing else to live for. It is better I die. This world is not my own. It has not been favourable to me. Let me go and rest’, before she used backward space to jump down.

Her lifeless body was said have been evacuated by a combined team of security agencies and local authority in the council area.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comment, but a top police officer in Ekpan said her identity was “still hanging in the balance.”

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