A Nigerian soldier identified as Akila Jimo, fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, has reportedly committed suicide.
According to SaharaReporters, the soldier, a corporal in the army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head on April 10.
The publication said the deceased had reportedly been showing signs of depression before he eventually took his life.
His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.
A number of soldiers fighting terrorists in the North-east have committed suicide.
In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.
In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, took his own life at his duty post.
Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.