He was tired. He had tried all options to shake off the feeling but it kept coming back to him. 

Tragedy was on Saturday averted at the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Imo State, when Sydney Prince tried to find eternal peace.

The 26 year old, who is studying Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, is the leader of the Man O ’ War, a campus security outfit in the university.

Prince jumped into the Otammiri river, which is within the school environment after making several phone calls.

He was, however, rescued by other students and some good Samaritans.

A source close to the victim, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Prince attempted suicide because he was frustrated by what he believed was unjust treatment by the school management.

"The school management has refused to allow him graduate. He has a lot of spill-over courses.

"And as the leader of the Man O’ war, all the allowances accrued to him in the last 12 months have been withheld.

"After fighting cultists in the campus, it is very annoying that the school management has been frustrating him,” the source said.