Senate Calls for Ban of Sniper following Increasing Use for Suicide

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The Senate has urged the Federal Government to ban the production, importation or circulation of sniper insecticide, a product currently used to commit suicide.

This followed a motion sponsored on Tuesday by Senator Theodore Orji and 15 others on the rising incidence of suicides among Nigerians.

Orji, while making his presentation, noted with grave concern, the rising cases of suicide, particularly among young Nigerians.

He said suicide could be prevented particularly when family, friends and close relatives of the victims provide support, either by way of encouragement, listening to them or removing means of committing suicide such as dangerous drugs and chemicals, especially sniper.

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