An army corporal serving in Borno State, Kila Jima, has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
One of the deceased colleague serving with 212 Battalion, Maiduguri, told Daily Trust that the corporal must have ended his life as a result of depression,
According to him, the incident occurred on Saturday when the soldier was found lying next to his gun with a severe bullet wound in the head.
“Cpl Kila Jima from 152 Battalion, Banki on 10-4-2021 just carried his personal rifle and shot himself dead,” his colleague said in a text message.
According to his colleague, the soldier was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life.
“He was among the soldiers involved in counter insurgency campaigns who have overstayed in the theatre of operation.
“He had shown a lack of interest in the job because of depressive disorder,” the colleague said.
Army authorities in Borno State have yet to make clarification on the matter.
This comes barely one month after a newly recruited soldier committed suicide by shooting himself in the stomach in army school of armour in Bauchi State.