Is The Banning Of "sniper" Enough To Curb Suicide Attempts?

Most Nigerians who have taken their lives by using the "Sniper" product is becoming alarming day by day. So the  Federal government has taken a measure to curb this by banning the use of the "Sniper" product in Nigeria.

But with the other methods of committing suicides existent, banning of sniper would not do any justice to curb the rate of suicide attempts in Nigeria.

What other measures or methods do you think we(Nigerians) or the government should take in other to curb such ridiculous act?

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  • I think that government should provide an empowerment program for the youth, and relationship bodies for adolescents

    - Anthony Nduka - 2019-08-14 17:36:27 Quote

  • No, because frustration and problems are what is killing people 

    - Emmanuel Ogwola - 2019-08-14 17:38:10 Quote

  • I don't think the banning of "sniper" would solve the issue of suicides. There are other insecticides or pesticides which are also harmful to humans, suicides will always happen because the banning of "sniper" is just one out of many. 

    - Gerald Onyedikachi - 2019-08-14 17:41:58 Quote

  • Its depression that's causing people to be committing suicide, the best solution is just to make citizens happy by providing employment to the citizens.

    - Alabi Sodiq - 2019-08-14 17:46:57 Quote

  • I don't think placing a ban will curb suicide, rather we should look at the factors that lead to suicide and how to deal with them, because even without the sniper there are other ways to commit suicide.

    - Ogazi Precious - 2019-08-14 17:54:16 Quote

  • I think it's the minds that need reorientation first and then the issues of suicide would be reduced. If the right mindset are imbued in people then everyone knows that there is always a way out. 

    - Ikechi Aguma - 2019-08-14 17:56:14 Quote

  • Not really enough to curp suicide in this country. I think the cause of high rate of suicide in this country depression, Nigerians are really going through a lot in the country.

    May God help us, that's all I can say

    - Clement James - 2019-08-14 18:01:33 Quote

  • For me I don't think banning of Sniper is enough to curb suicide attempt because their are still many ways one can attempt suicide without using sniper

    - Moronfolu Ayotunde - 2019-08-14 18:06:31 Quote

  • Good therapist are needed, sometimes people have reach out by laying their issues to someone willing to listen. Isolation is evil

    - Joshua Iyama - 2019-08-14 18:19:10 Quote

  • The banned of sniper will sure reduce the rate of suicide. Because of the readily accessibility of the product, people find suicide attempt easier to accomplish. 

    - OPEYEMI FAJEMIDAGBA - 2019-08-14 18:21:39 Quote

  • The question to address first is what could have course the increase in suicide in the country,  if that is addressed, the rate of suicides will drop 

    - Eze Harris - 2019-08-14 18:24:22 Quote

  • May be government  should stop  the  selling of those  chemical 

    - Borokinni Ayodele - 2019-08-14 18:25:19 Quote

  • The banning of sniper will never reduce suicide there are so many other ways to commit suicide

    - Anieke Kingsley - 2019-08-14 18:26:01 Quote

  • Most people commit suicide because of frustration and heartbroken, and most of t frustration is cause because no work, so is not by banning sniper.

    - Ozowara Samuel - 2019-08-14 18:27:45 Quote

  • It's okay but will the agencies of government wipe it out thoroughly

    - Obaji ifeanyichukwu - 2019-08-14 18:29:20 Quote

  • Hmmm Suicide, ridiculous you say? I don't think  suicide is a ridiculous act,it's only ridiculous to someone who's life has been good, but imagine a life with a Rollercoaster of of sickness indeptedness and yet the society this victims lives in doesn't seems to care until they are gone!

    My Opinion, Curbing This Isn't 100% On Government as many will suggest, I believe curbing it start with a very sensitive and caring environment, enough of all this I myself alone lifestyle we all are living. thanks

    - Daniel Adeyemi - 2019-08-14 18:29:47 Quote

  • By the grace of God NNU forum will surely turn the life of many Nigeria that join early and it we surely reduce suicide and kidnapping issue in the country

    - Gbenga David - 2019-08-14 18:42:16 Quote

  • In my opinion I think if you are really desperate for suicide you will find other way than using sniper 

    So banning sniper won't curb suicide in Nigeria

    They should look inward for solution entirely to prevent suicide

    - Abdulkabir Ibrahim - 2019-08-14 18:44:37 Quote

  • Suicide is not the best option and it is a sin against God

    - Akanji Ayodele - 2019-08-14 18:56:06 Quote

  • Banning of sniper is not enough...Take for instance,the ban of codeine and tramadol didn't put an end to drug abuse

    So banning sniper can't put an end to suicide...It should just be regulated

    - Joseph Ogunniyi - 2019-08-14 19:02:55 Quote

  • What happened to Overdose, rope hanging, electric suicide, drowning suicide.

    The attempt made to curb suicide should be therapeutical, changing people's thoughts about life and making life favourable.

    Not just banning sniper.

    - Bridget David - 2019-08-14 19:03:12 Quote

  • the government has forgotten the main aim of the production of sniper is to eradicate rodents, pests and harmful insects that can destroy lives & properties either. therapies should be what the government should be working on and not how to ban such product

    - IBRAHIM HAFIZ - 2019-08-14 19:18:26 Quote

  • In my own view, it is never enough people use different mediums to commit suicide so even if the government stop people from buying SNIPER what rope, the highway, rivers name them.

    - Ebidei Undukepere - 2019-08-14 19:31:46 Quote

  • Banning sniper will not reduce suicide in any way, because there are still many ways people can use to commit suicide apart from using sniper, what i think as solution is that everybody should know that killing oneself will never be solution to the problem the person into rather it will create another problem for the family and relatives of the person that kill himself or herself, in Islam suicide is Haram and anybody that commit suicide has no place in Paradise, so the person will enter hellfire 

    - Bello Muhammed Adewale - 2019-08-14 19:35:51 Quote

  • It's not enough at all because there are a lot of other ways that people take their own lives. I think people need therapists or counselors to talk to, about whatever they are passing through and people also need love. We should endeavor to show more kindness to people because a little affection shown can change the mindset of someone thinking about committing suicide. 

    - Janet Araoyinbo - 2019-08-14 19:43:47 Quote

  • The banning of sniper will not reduce suicide becouse their are many ways to commit suicide

    - Ishaq Ndako Suraju - 2019-08-14 20:07:50 Quote

  • Better still the government should try and bring smile's on peoples faces to reduce depression which leads to suicides

    - Sylvester Jimmy - 2019-08-14 20:28:12 Quote

  • No,because suicide cannot only be committed with sniper

    - Mkpuchi Destiny - 2019-08-14 20:41:05 Quote

  • Nooo. I dont think so. Though it will help

    - Ishaq Haruna - 2019-08-14 20:43:56 Quote

  • The government or agency should avoid selling the product to underage

    - Jackson Charlie - 2019-08-14 20:43:59 Quote

  • Even before the sniper trend, people commit suicide, so this ban can only expose other means of suicide but will not stop it. 

    - Chinemeze Ejelonu - 2019-08-14 21:00:32 Quote

  • Not at all they are various ways to comit suicide... Counseling is best

    - Gift Uwabun - 2019-08-14 21:13:31 Quote

  • Why would they ban sniper banning sniper will further increase level of unemployment because people working in sniper company Will be layoff

    - Adekola adebayo - 2019-08-14 21:17:27 Quote

  • Yes, The banned of sniper will sure reduce the rate of suicide. Because of the readily accessibility of the product, people find suicide attempt easier to accomplish. 

    - Falayi Oluwabukolami - 2019-08-14 21:30:08 Quote

  • Federal government banning sales of sniper is a step ahead to the solution. 

    - Idowu Jamiu - 2019-08-14 21:42:50 Quote

  • Banning SNIPER is not the cure to poverty,  is like closing the main land bridge because people always comit suside in it . 

    - Yisa Lukman - 2019-08-14 22:00:10 Quote

  • It will not have much significant effects to curb suicide attempts. Rather, the masses should be educated by the two major religion in our country on the effects and consequencies of comitting suicide. If such is been done, it will do go a long way in curbing the attempts for suicide. 

    - JOHN David J. - 2019-08-14 22:17:43 Quote

  • Banning sniper is not the way forward as there are other insecticides also

    - Bello Ahmad Tijani - 2019-08-14 22:57:52 Quote

  • Banning won't solve the problem, they will look for another way of committing suicide. The government should try and encourage the mass with moral support. 

    - Olubunmi Fagbemi - 2019-08-14 23:24:47 Quote

  • This issue is very tough, sniper anyway it should just go.

    - Lucky Ogheneovo - 2019-08-14 23:39:49 Quote

  • No, rather curbing what leads to depression and frustration in the country 

    - Olalekan Farinmade - 2019-08-15 00:00:23 Quote

  • Banning or sniper will certainly reduce death rate in Nigeria

    - Anthony Bassey - 2019-08-15 05:59:04 Quote

  • Banning of sniper can not in anyway reduce the level of suicide in Nigeria. The government should be looking at the causes of suicide. Reasons why people commit suicide and not the product people use to commit suicide with.

    - Iorpine Loya - 2019-08-15 06:37:42 Quote

  • In my opinion I'd say that'd be a very great thing to do cos it will surely reduce the height of suicide

    - Golden Okechukwu - 2019-08-15 06:59:07 Quote

  • It's just an opportunity to stop another man business. 

    There're many ways to commit suicide. 

    - Okoye John - 2019-08-15 07:13:35 Quote

  • It will go a long way to stop sucide by the people who do not believe in themselves

    - Dorothy Azodo Amaka - 2019-08-15 07:53:42 Quote

  • There are a lot other things that can be used to commit suicide apart from sniper 

    - Theophilus Fagbenle - 2019-08-15 07:58:46 Quote

  • The banning of sniper has reduced suicide ,true. But people who are suspected to be depressed needs close supervision,councelling and therapy in other to reduce suicide rate 

    - Peter Martins - 2019-08-15 07:59:53 Quote

  • Its not...Making life easier and creating more job opportunities will reduce it

    - Okoye Daberechi - 2019-08-15 08:52:42 Quote

  • I don't think so because before sniper there were other deadly chemicals. I think we need people to re-orientate our people that committing suicide is not the end of the problems

    - Olutope Afolayan - 2019-08-15 09:32:54 Quote

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