According to TheCables, the soldier was said to be one of those newly recruited in 2020, and his first posting had been the army’s school of armour in Bauchi.
“He was on duty alongside his colleagues. They were all discussing normal soldier things and suddenly, he pulled out his gun and shot himself in the stomach.
“We couldn’t even rush him to the hospital as he died on the spot,” military sources said.
It was learnt that his body has been deposited at the mortuary in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU), Bauchi.
The other soldiers he was with at the time of the incident have been locked in the guardroom, pending investigation.
The sources said the incident has been communicated to the army headquarters, and a board had been set up in the barracks to investigate the matter.
When contacted on Wednesday, the army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, was not immediately available to comment on the incident.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a depressed Nigerian soldier killed his four colleagues in Borno, before committing suicide over his wife’s infidelity.
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