Borno: Soldier fighting Boko Haram commits suicide

Tragedy as a soldier identified as Kila Jima reportedly committed suicide in the course of fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.

It was learnt that the soldier, who was a Corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, reportedly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday.

According to reports, the deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

A number of officers fighting the 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.

Recall that 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, committed suicide at his duty post.

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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