Man Climbs Telecoms Mast in Abuja, Threatening to Jump

  Suicidal man climbs mast in Abuja
                    Rescue workers trying to get the man to come down           After he climbs down from the mast

A suicidal man yesterday climbed a telecoms mast beside the Federal High Court in Abuja threatening to jump down and kill himself, just a few minutes after lodging a complaint and submitting a document at the court.

The man, Mallam Inuwa Musa Tawakalitu, climbed the mast around 12 noon and threw a note down. In the note, he wrote that he climbed the mast because he wanted people to intervene in a dispute between him and former vice president - Atiku Abubakar, who he claimed owed him money. 

He said he wasn't going to come down until the IG of police himself showed up, but he was eventually persuaded to come down by staff of the National Emergency Management Agency, fire fighters and the police. I hear he was taken into custody after he came down.