The Nigerian writer , Reno Omokri who is known for his controversial posts has called on the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to place a ban on the sales of sniper as suicide rate increases in Nigeria .
In his recent post on Twitter , he beckoned on President Buhari to address the nation which is facing shocking rate of suicide.
Read his tweet ,
Dear President @MBuhari,SUICIDE is at epidemic levels. I urge you to set up a National Suicide Prevention Team. Ban sales of SNIPER and similar substances. But most importantly, address the nation and give hope to the hopeless. God bless you.
A twitter user in response to Reno’s tweet ,insisted that the cause of the increasing rate of suicide in Nigeria is not the insecticide called Snipper and should not be banned .In reaction, Reno Omokri wrote:
Nigerians argue anyhow. Who has said sniper is the problem? It is one of the challenges. We can’t do anything about all of them, but at least we can regulate pharmaceutical poisons. Anyway, reasoning with a lot of Nigerians (not all) can be very frustrating. We deserve our lot.Many Nigerians don’t understand how the banning pharmaceuticals work. In advanced nations, substances, like sniper, are regulated. Before you can buy them, you need a certificate or a prescription. We need this. These substances shouldn’t just be available for sale to just anyone