A soldier fighting the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in north-east Nigeria have reportedly shot himself dead.
A source revealed that the soldier was a lance corporal attached to the army’s 27 task force brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba local government area of Yobe state.
According to The Cable, the soldier committed suicide on Thursday at his duty post.
Sources revealed that the soldier suddenly took his gun, aimed at his head and pulled the trigger.
“He shot himself in the head, and he died immediately before other soldiers could even rush to help,” a military source said.
Naija News understands that the late lance corporal was said to have left a note for his wife.
His body has been evacuated and sources said an investigation into what led to the incident is in progress.
Sagir Musa, army spokesperson, was not immediately available to comment over the matter.