A Nigerian soldier fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east, has reportedly taken his own life.
TheCable quotes sources as saying that the soldier, a lance corporal, attached to the army’s 27 task force brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, committed suicide on Thursday at his duty post.
Although it is not clear what led to this action, it was said that the soldier suddenly took his gun, aimed at his head and pulled the trigger.
“He shot himself in the head, and he died immediately, before other soldiers could even rush to help,” a military source said.
The soldier was also said to have left a note for his wife.
According to the publication, his body was evacuated and sources said investigation into what led to the incident is in progress.
The army has not responded to the development.
In July this year, a soldier in the army’s 202 battalion in Bama, Borno State, killed a Lieutenant who did not give him a pass to visit his family.