Nigerians used to be known as the happiest people on earth and it was unheard of for Nigerian to commit suicide. As a country, Nigeria is inhabited by people with what is popularly referred to as the ‘do or die spirit’; they never give up no matter what.

The recently there has been a massive rise in the suicidal status of Nigerians and everyone is asking the golden question why?

Some say there is a correlation between suicide and religion but religion has been with Nigerians for a long time. Many are quick to point fingers at Islam, claiming fanatics of the religion commit suicide but they fail to realize a major difference in both kinds of suicide. The fanatics usually have a target, mission, methodology and message they are passing across but these new kinds of suicides are usually unplanned, with no other victim other than the perpetrators themselves…

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