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Rivers State Has The Highest Suicide Rate In Nigeria - NBS by Databod: 3:12pm On Jul 13, 2018
According to data released by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, Rivers state tops the chart for the number of suicides in Nigeria in 2017. The total number of suicide cases recorded in Nigeria in 2017 was 332 with Rivers state alone recording 105 suicide cases. This massive number accounts for over 31% of the nation’s total suicide rate.

Accounting for less than half of Rivers state, Lagos closed in with 47 recorded suicide cases. Borno followed suit with 45 cases while Katsina and Ogun had 23 and 20 suicide cases respectively. Jigawa, Niger and Osun state had 2 suicide cases while Gombe and Taraba had just one each.

For attempted suicide, a total of 196 cases were reported. Rivers had the highest records with 112 cases. Followed by Edo with 54, Ekiti with 8, Lagos with 5 and Ogun with 4 cases. For the states with the least recorded attempted suicide cases, Gombe had 2, while Bayelsa, Kano, Kwara and Niger state had one each.

Suicide remains a very fragile topic to broach in Nigeria. It is abhorred by almost every culture and religion. More so, the government has strict laws and suitable sentences for persons charged with suicide. How ironical for a nation that does little or nothing for its citizens!

What do you think could be the cause of the high suicide rates?

SOURCE: Databod

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Re: Rivers State Has The Highest Suicide Rate In Nigeria - NBS by madone: 3:41pm On Jul 13, 2018
They may be correct cos i was in port Harcourt last year. And i must say the people are not friendly at all. Very hostile environment. No place like lagos abeg. In lagos u ll see someone that will smile back at you even in bus, church,market,etc but in Rivers menh those guys are rude and violent.
Re: Rivers State Has The Highest Suicide Rate In Nigeria - NBS by dammybas(m): 3:43pm On Jul 13, 2018
This means that 1 in 3 suicide cases happened in Rivers State. Wow! shocked shocked
Why this huge number in Rivers?

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Re: Rivers State Has The Highest Suicide Rate In Nigeria - NBS by otokx(m): 12:13am On Jul 14, 2018
Unbelievable, have not heard of such or did they mistake suicide for beheadings.

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