An Army personnel identified as Kila Jima, while fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state reportedly opted for suicide.
Sahara Reporters broke the news that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have cocked his rifle and opened fire on himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.
The deceased fighter was said to have shown signs that suggests he was battling depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.
Quite a handful of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have reportedly committed suicide. Back 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.