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A young Nigerian poet has committed suicide after several hours of dropping a suicide post that no one paid attention to on facebook.

The poet named Chukwuemeka Akachi apparently has been suffering from mental illness and often speaks about it on facebook until he took his life sadly.

The poet couldn’t be saved as a lot of people thought it is just one of those ways people seek attention and validation online.

 According to his facebook post of May 12:  “My mental health has been on life support for a while now. Thanks to those who call, text, visit or speak to me. May we always remember. May we never forget. You may have added a few hours, months or days to my time here. But you know life support is expensive right? Thanks for trying. Amen.”

Then, on Monday, May 13, just before he took his life, he shared a new post on facebook tagged, “suicide note”.

 In the new note he shared, he stated it explicitly that he will soon take his own life but people didn’t pay enough attention to it again till the deed was done.

His suicide note reads: “Suicide Note.

Forgive me. In case you are the one who found the body, I am really sorry. It had to be someone, you know. I have chosen Jo Nketaih’s poem as my suicide note: “They said you came looking for me. I didn’t drown; I was the water.” Where do atheists go to when they die? Lol. Amen.”

Before his death, Akachi was a brilliant young poet with a very nice future; he has submitted a lot of his poems to several local and international organizations before the unfortunate incident.

Friends and sympathizers have stormed his facebook posts to wish him rest.

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