A soldier in Northeast Nigeria committed suicide, on Thursday, after he was publicly punished by his superior for alleged phone theft, his colleagues told PREMIUM TIMES.
The soldier, identified as Lance Corporal Victor Ojeamiran, was attached to the Nigerian Army 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The 27 Task Force is one of those fighting the Boko Haram extremists in Northeast Nigeria.
Mr Ojeamiran shot himself after he personally submitted a note to his platoon sergeant for delivery to his superior officer in the Task Force, our sources said, asking not to named for fear of victimisation by the army.
The note was a protest note where the soldier tried to defend himself and prove his innocence, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
Chidera Paul,Reporting from ProbitasReport