It was like a Nollywood movie yesterday, Friday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state as a yet-to-be identified man climbed a telecommunications mast and threatened to jump off the mast.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt from eyewitnesses report that the man was seen approaching the mast with chains around his waist without knowing that he had the intention of climbing the mast.
According to Channels TV, Mohammed Aminu and Suleiman Musa who witnessed the scenario reportedly stated that they suddenly discovered that the man was already at the peak of the mast.
He began to shout and throw down papers with a short message entitled ‘To Whom It May Concern’, they added.
Aminu who is working as a guard told newsmen that he did not when the yet-to-be identified man climbed the mast but this is the first of its kind.
“He was throwing down some papers which were picked by some persons,” the guardsman narrated.
According to reports, the man however, made a demand that he would only terminate the suicide mission if the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, intervened in his case.
The inscription on one of the papers read, ”People of God, I need your prayer for my safety. As Zacchaeus climbed the sycamore tree to see Jesus Christ out of the crowd, fortunately, he got his salvation from God.
“After so many revelations about SCOAN, I am not coming down from this place until prophet T.B. Joshua asks me to come down. This is my last hope even if it is the last thing that I will achieve in life, so be it.
Please and please prophet of God, help and deliver me for God’s sake.”
Meanwhile, security operatives have arrived at the scene in an attempt to bring the man down in the dark without any iota of light.
This strategy, according to the team, is to avoid suspicion by the victim and prevent him from jumping off the mast. (Channels TV)