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Nigerian soldier fighting Boko Haram commits suicide in Borno

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

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the soldier who is a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki reportedly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

According to Sahara Reporters report, 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.

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.

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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