Soldier Fighting Boko Haram Commits Suicide

A Nigerian Army Captain on duty in the North-East has committed suicide by turning his rifle on his own stomach and opening fire at the 7 Division Medical Centre in Maiduguri on June 18, Vanguard reports.

Soldier commits suicide

It was reported that before the unnamed officer killed himself, he threatened shooting a storekeeper at the Medical Centre Armoury, who fled for safety.

Afterwards, the Captain killed himself. He was rushed for treatment, but passed on shortly thereafter.

The officer was attached to troops operating in Mafa Local Government Area, Borno State, the heart of Boko Haram onslaught. He collected his gun from the armoury on June 18, saying he was returning to Mafa to join his team the next day.

The Nigerian Army is yet to react to this report.

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