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Army Captain Warring Against Boko Haram Commits Suicide

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Army Captain Warring Against Boko Haram Commits Suicide

Army Captain Warring Against Boko Haram Commits Suicide

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A Nigerian Army captain deployed to the North-East has committed suicide.

Edailynet reports that the officer flipped his rifle towards own stomach and opened fired.

The incident occurred at the 7 Division Medical Centre in Maiduguri on June 18, Military

sources said.

He was referred to the facility for medical examination and treatments.

He was drafted to the North-East as part of the war against Boko Haram from the Nigerian

Army 22 Armoured Brigade in Ilorin.

The brigade has notified appropriate authorities of the development, including the Defence

Headquarters.

Before the officer killed himself, he threatened shooting a storekeeper at the medical centre

armoury, who fled for safety.

After the scare, 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.

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