Nightmare! Two More Ladies Commit Suicide by Drinking Sniper Insecticide

Patience

Is this what is trying to become trendy lifestyle or should say ‘deathstyle’ in our country these days? Should we not start getting worried and do something about this evil option? Here is the story:

Two more sniper insecticide-related suicides have been reported in Lagos State. On Wednesday, May 17, a young lady in her early 20s, identified as Patience Akpan took Sniper insecticide and died at Bada Hospital, Bale road, Lagos state.

On Friday, May 12, a hairdresser identified as Yetunde Oladipupo, aka Iyabo, committed suicide on Onabola Street, off Owotutu bus-stop in the Somolu area of Lagos State by taken Sniper insecticide because she could not  repay a loan of  N150,000 which she took from a microfinance bank and the creditor had been pestering her to pay.

Check these two incidents:

The case of Patience:

Patience was said to have left her father’s place that Wednesday afternoon before she was seen in another street within the area crouching in serious pains, with the sniper bottle still in her hands. She was rushed to the hospital where she later died. Details are still sketchy.

The case of Yetunde:

Punch Metro reports that Yetunde took an insecticide, Sniper, that Friday shortly after seeing off some friends who had visited her. Punch investigations revealed that Yetunde who was an indigene of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State had taken a loan of about N150,000 from a microfinance bank and the creditor had been pestering her to pay.

A resident, who spoke on anonymity, said the victim was always depressed because she had no means of repaying the debt. He said, “Iyabo (Oladipupo) has four children and her husband is based in Abuja. He comes home once in a while. She was a hairdresser and had a small shop where she sold some things.”

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Another resident said two friends had visited her a few minutes before the incident, adding that it was after the visit that she decided to take her life.

Punch reported that a top official of the general hospital Gbagada confirmed that the victim was brought to the hospital around 7pm, adding that she died in the early hours of Saturday.

 

Please check these two cases, which one do you think is justified? And what are we begining to think in this nation concerning suicide? This is really worrisome.

Sniper is beginning to carve a wrong image as the ‘handy killer’ of both man and insects. This is definitely against the wish of the manufacturer.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Maka 150k? Why didn’t she delve into prostitution rather than take her own like. At least it is a lesser sin and lucrative too. *runs away

  2. Doc it’s unfortunate but “the world is too much with us”,says a famous Poet:William Wordsworth. .Only those who put their trust in God shall survive this turbulent season of digital darwinism.

  3. hmmm… what is this world turning too..sniper is now a great killer that can even destroy but insects and human…am rely speechless..

  4. This is unbelievable

  5. God should please help us

  6. Alex Divine c(s6)

    What is really happening?? God help us!!

  7. Umeh blessing Chinelo S2?

    This is serious

  8. Precious nneka Udekwe S1

    God plz help us

  9. Chai! This one weak me.. no matter your situation, no one has the right to take away his/her own life because you’re not the creator.. as for the hair dresser, her life worth a Million times than 150k, sniper wasn’t the best solution.. the other lady I wonder what her own case maybe, but still on the matter she doesn’t have the right to take away her own life no matter how frustrated she might have been..
    Sniper is used for killing insecticides not to commit murder or suicide!

  10. Chai! This one weak me.. no matter your situation, no one has the right to take away his/her own life because you’re not the creator.. as for the hair dresser, her life worth a Million times than 150k, sniper wasn’t the best solution.. the other lady I wonder what her own case maybe, but still on the matter she doesn’t have the right to take away her own life no matter how frustrated she might have been..
    Sniper is used for killing insecticides not to commit murder or suicide!

  11. chiobi Chidimma A

    This world is turning to another thing, they should ve endure no matter what. committing suicide is not the best option (87).

  12. udechukwu chiamaka

    R I p X9

  13. so immature and stupid, no matter what you are going through,you do not have the right to take ur life,because ur are not the giver of life.

  14. Ndife uchechukwu lilian S11

    like seriously, 150k for killing herself

  15. Irechukwu Ifeoma P. S3

    she should have find something that will provide money for her not killing herself

  16. chisom Janefrances

    I agree with u@alia nobody have the right to take his or her life.

  17. chai! what a small world no one is to take his or her life because they didn’t give themselves life, y commit suicide brethren….all hope is not gone when you are with God.
    y not believe in him for a better tomorrow, now that they are gone where do they think they will end up, what will happen to those they left behinds… this are what they could have thought of before doing such.
    more especially what will be God’s reaction over such outrageous behaviour.. I forgive you two for you know not what you are doing.

  18. Nwoye Chinaza Faustina

    No matter what, they are not the owner of their life, as the life of ants is in your hands so is how our life is in the hand of our creator. They shouldn’t have done that. It is not right and advisable at all for any one. No matter the condition still praise the Lord.

  19. udorji ozioma yvonne

    so because of 150k,it could have been the best she joined prostitution,rather than committing the sin of the holy spirit than can not be forgiven. na wa ooo (s4)

  20. Emechebe chiamaka precious

    it not funny Bt stupid,what ar we going to call dis nw, the devil handiwork wonders shall never end 159
    group 15a

  21. We should pray for their souls to rest in peace and God knows best

  22. okeke chiamaka gabriella

    Unbelievable!!! How can someone take sniper because of loan
    GROUP 15A

  23. Agina Gloria Ebele

    Someone taking his life is a great sin before God and man,please let’s always think before acting,because sniper is not a good thing to toil with.

  24. I can never kill my self for anything,my life is very precious,why will someone drink sniper because she cant pay for a loan she collected….has help finished from outside,where is her faith,ok what will she tell God when she gets to heaven. please open up to someone when you face such problems people are willing to help

  25. perceiving the smell of sniper makes me want to vomit,talk more of drinking it,we women we have a bright future

  26. Chidume happiness. C.

    This is unbelievable. We should learn how to put our trust in God, there is no situation without solution. Keep suicide with your own hands is not the solution to your problem. May your soul rest in perfect peace.

  27. I don’t see the reason why the two women will drink sniper all in the name of facing problem…the saying goes like this ‘problem shared is problem solved’ lets reduce the rate of sucide.

  28. UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA

    HELL FIRE STRAIGHT
    some people see ehn…whether it’s their village witches that made them do it
    ITS WELL

  29. Drinking sniper is like sticking pin to your throat, drinking sniper won’t solve a problem rather it’s another problem caused……witches in there village is doing them
    Quiz number:18 Group number:15 A

  30. God has the answer to everything, so the act of committing suicide is not the best option

  31. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    I weep for you because hell is your dwelling place

  32. So ridiculous!!!you people never jam person problem wey heavy pass una, but i can’t see the reason y some people will prefer suicide to facing there problems. NAW OOO
    GROUP 14

  33. The rate of death is getting too much

    If only she shared her problems with God.

    May their souls rest in peace

  34. chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    killing ur self is never the answer or solution to any problem because when u die the problem will never be solved why not face your problems and solve them.

  35. none of them is justified. To think I’ve heard and seen enough. people now take their lives like they are preparing noodles. Forgetting that ‘it is a one way ticket to a no way back.’ God help us.

  36. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    This should draw the attention of the FG, to check-mate the rate of suicide in the country. An investigation should be carried out about there death, circumstance that led to it, and why young people in higher institution commit suicide .

    Group 10, Quiz No 86.

  37. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    Nawa oo
    Because of a loan that’s why a beautiful lady like her commited suicide,she should have look for another alternative to pay back instead of killing her self.

  38. Drinking sniper can never me a remedy to ones problem.Once there is life there is hope .we should stop endangering our loves all because we dont have solutions to our problems.

  39. CHIMEUCHEYA ANGELA

    NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHT (LEGAL / ILLEGAL) TO COMMIT SUICIDE!!!!!
    Some people need help

  40. what a crime, how can somebody take his or her life in such a shameful way no matter what the problem is, no body has right to take his or her life.

  41. It is so unfortunate that dis ladies thought killing themselves was the best idea. Pathetic and pitiful,just 150 thousand,it wasn’t worth her life.

  42. There could be another way of solving this problem instead of taking ones life with her own hand what a pity that the only option left for these fellows was to take their own lives whatever the reason may be there is no good reson why they did that

    group:10

  43. This is one of those instances where our endurance is being tested,she should have endured it instead of taking her own life
    quiz no:94,group no:6

  44. Free ticket to hell fire.I dont knw why some indivoduals decide to keep their problem to themselves. The cause of many suicide cases is depression. This depression can cause a lot of things such as lack of self esteem, including suicide. Thats why it is adviceable for humans to follow the saying “a problem shared is a problem solved”.

  45. Erokwu crystal chinelo

    The masses now feel the easiest solution to their problems is suicide, it’s heart breaking.
    Group :15
    Quiz number :20

  46. Wonders shall never end
    This is unbelievable,how could a young grown up lady just commit suicide just like that

    No matter the situation no one should take away his or her life, just leave every thing to God
    Quiz no: 9
    Group: 15A

  47. Oh no, what a world, why will someone take her life because of her inability to pay a debt? leaving their love ones behind to suffer their cause

  48. suicidal thoughts comes but its a human who triggers the idea and its also a human who can help curb off the idea
    let’s put a hand and create awareness again suicide
    HELP A NEIGHBOR AROUND YOU EVEN IF THE PERSON IS NOT A FRIEND… YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH SOUL U WILL SAVE

  49. This is really sad. I wonder why people take their lives this days like they are drinking water. We should just learn to trust in God at all times.

  50. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Chai! this is too much. Please is better to abstain from taking loan

  51. unbelievable!!!!!!!,what a world,why such act? by drinking insecticide,hmmmmmm,No matter the bad condition you are into,never you try to drink poison or commit suicide,only God takes life and gives life .God have mercy upon this victims,this world is really coming to an end ooooo.

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