How Soldier kills himself in Ogun barracks
A soldier of the Nigerian Army has reportedly shot himself to death in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The soldier, who was identified as Boyi ThankGod, was attached to the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, in Abeokuta.
- First Class Gists gathered that the soldier shot himself in the head on standby duty on Monday, the day Nigeria commemorated the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
A story image which has gone viral on social media shows the lifeless body of the soldier lying in the pool of his blood after his head had severed due to the impact of the bullet.
A source at the barracks confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday.
Yes, it’s true. The incident happened on Monday”, the source said.
The source, who did not want to be mentioned, said, “The military police have been investigating the incident. All soldiers that were there when the incident happened were taken to custody for their statements and all the normal procedures.”
The brigade command’s spokesman, Mohammed Goni, could not be reached for comment.
The Ogun State Police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, had yet to respond to the text sent to her nor picked up her calls as of the time of filing this report.