Home News NAFDAC to regulate Sniper insecticide over recent cases of suicide

NAFDAC to regulate Sniper insecticide over recent cases of suicide

NAFDAC to regulate sniper over the recent cases of suicide

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is considering modifying the container of popular insecticide, Sniper, over the recent increase in its use for suicide in Nigeria.

The Director General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye, made the disclosure during NAFDAC’s commemoration of World Food Safety Day.

According to her, sniper containers could now be made very difficult to open, or sniper may be totally turned into a spray rather than the liquid contents it is known for.

The suicide rate has increased in Nigeria with Sniper among the agents popularly used.

Notable among the reported incidents is that of a 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chukwuemeka Akachi.

There was another case of a pastor in a popular Pentecostal church who recently committed suicide after consuming the deadly substance.

Nigerians who have been concerned about the increased use of the substance in cases of suicide had called out repeatedly for the regulation of the insecticide as it seem like the most readily available poison for most people to use for suicide.

Vanessa Lawson
Vanessa Lawsonhttps://360aproko.com/
I love everything writing and informative, it lightens my soul.

Must Read

“I stand with you babana and we will always stand for truth” – Senator Elisha Abbo’s wife reacts, says her husband is innocent

Emily Eric, wife of Nigeria’s youngest senator, Elisha Abbo, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja,...

Bayero University Law undergraduate says she stabbed her hubby in self defense

Hanan, the Law undergraduate of the Bayero University Kano, who has been accused of stabbing her husband, Saeed Hussein, at their home in Kano...

Lady weeps after she was thrown out of a moving car by kidnappers in Rivers state

A Lady escaped being abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 22nd.   Broadcaster Chioma Ezenwafor who shared the story online, stated that there was...

Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as ‘human guinea pig’ amid hormone testing controversy

South African Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya has accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of using her as 'a human guinea...

President Buhari commends Nigerians for living peacefully abroad

President Buhari today in Abuja commended Nigerians residing in foreign countries for living peacefully with their host communities.   Giving the commendation when a delegation of...