A Nigerian student identified only as Segun, on Sunday night, attempted suicide by taking sniper over the recently released Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Naija News reports that JAMB released results of 1,792,719 candidates who sat for this year’s UTME on Saturday, May 11, exactly twenty-two days after it conducted the examination.
Similarly, the board withheld the results of 34,120 candidates for various infractions. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede broke the news to journalists on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
However, on checking the recently released UTME, Segun, who had said in a thread on Twitter that his real name is Victor, discovered that he scored a total of 167 marks.
Apparently displeased with the score, the Nigerian student took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to reveal that he would commit suicide with sniper by 9 pm on Sunday, May 12.
Giving update on his JAMB score since 2016, Segun tweeted: “2015 -189
“It is now when people want to send me to school that I will now score 167 in UTME?
“167? LMFAO. Make I close eyes pick answers sef…Me? 167?
“Meanwhile, I will be teaching y‘ all how to make tea with sniper by 9 pm live on Twitter… Tune in.
“This thing go sweet oo. Y’all should at least make it fun for me by 9 pm pls. Tune in and wish me luck,” he wrote on Twitter.
Although it is unclear if Segun streamed the attempted suicide but tweets monitored by Naija News late Sunday, tilted to that angle.
Giving an update on Segun’s health after he took the sniper, social media influencer, Pamilerin, tweeted: “Segun has been found, yet to respond to treatment but With God, he will survive this.”
Segun has been found, yet to respond to treatment but With God, he will survive this.
— Dr. PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@thepamilerin) May 12, 2019
Another twitter user @Otunbakush gave an update, noting that Segun is at “the hospital at Ijebu Ode,” Ogun state, southwest Nigeria.
Similarly, Another twitter user @dipo_smart wrote: “Guys, thank you for all the love and concern. Segun is alive and receiving treatment. @thepamilerin will go and see him first thing in the morning. We will keep you updated. Today has shown me that it is really more than just Twitter.”
Guys, thank you for all the love and concern. Segun is alive and receiving treatment. @thepamilerin will go and see him first thing in the morning. We will keep you updated. Today has shown me that it is really more than just twitter
— The Sherlock of PR (@dipo_smart) May 12, 2019