NSCDC Rescues Woman From Osun River

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command rescued a middle-aged woman who jumped into Gbodofon, Osun River on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

A statement on Wednesday, 3rd January 2024 signed by the Osun State Command Civil Defence PRO, ASC Adeleke Kehinde, said that the Search and Rescue Team of the command received a distress call from a member of the public and in less than ten minutes the officers were at the scene to rescue the victim, resuscitate her before taking her to the hospital for medical attention.

After becoming conscious as a result of first aid treatment initially provided by the NSCDC team, the middle-aged woman explained that she came from Iragbiji to Osogbo to jump into Gbodofon River because she was feeling fire burning in her body and the only way to quench the fire was to jump into Osun River.

The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Agboola Sunday commended the Search and Rescue Team, led by DSC Ishola Oluyinka for being responsive and for bringing their training in disaster management to bear in such a critical situation that could have claimed the life of a fellow citizen.

Commandant Agboola who assured Osun State residents of the command’s commitment to protecting lives and property even during emergencies enjoined them to take care of their mental health, stressing that his men would pay close attention to all the rivers in the state to avoid future occurrence.