Soldiers of the Nigerian Army operating under 81 Division have prevented a suicide attempt by one Francesca Spark who plunged into the Lagos lagoon around the Officers’ Mess in Marina, Lagos.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Olabisi Ayeni, on Monday, November 6.
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. After stabilization, the family was contacted and she was handed over to her husband, one Mr Spark Oghene Ovie residing at Awoyaya Lagos. “
The General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major General Muhammed Usman, also commended the soldiers for being observant, and for their ingenuity, and courage.
The GOC said he is pleased that soldiers brought their training in disaster management to salvage such a critical situation that could have claimed the life of a fellow citizen.
He added that the troops have been trained to support leading agencies during emergencies and assured residents of the Nigerian Army’s commitment to protect them and their properties even during emergencies.