Nigerian Soldier ‘Working With Boko Haram Fighters’ Commits Suicide

Nigerian Soldier ‘Working With Boko Haram Fighters’ Commits Suicide

  • A piece of news that would sadden the heart of the Force men in the country, is the death of Lance Corporal Jibrin
  • According to reports, Jibrin who was a lecturer with the Nigerian Army battalion in Yobe state committed suicide after being arrested for allegedly working with the Boko Haram insurgents
  • Meanwhile, before his demise, the late corporal revealed some important information to the Military during interrogation and this led to the arrest of some of his collaborators

Lance Corporal Jibrin, an instructor with the Nigerian Army battalion in Geidam, Yobe state, has committed suicide.

Daily Trust reports that he took his life after he was arrested for allegedly conniving with Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Yobe communities recently.

Jibrin, who disappeared from his duty post a few days ago, was said to have been sighted among the Boko Haram terrorists that attacked Geidam town last week.

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Military's position

Daily Nigerian added that the soldier with one of the battalions of the Nigerian Army in the North-East was discovered by military intelligence operatives for his involvements in recent attacks on brothels and beer parlours, on Tuesday, April 26.

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The military said:

“The Army authorities in Gashua were intimated and Jibrin was nabbed at a checkpoint after he boarded a bus to Gombe and disguised himself as a civilian.”
“He was handcuffed and on interrogation he revealed a lot which led to the arrest of some of his collaborators.
“On transit to Geidam, he snatched a gun from one of his escorts, over powered the other and shot himself."

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When contacted Army spokesman headquarters of sector II operation Hadinkai Damaturu, Lt Kennedy Anyewau, confirmed the incident.

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