Tragedy as 72-Year-Old Retired Soldier Kills Self In Benue

Tragedy as 72-Year-Old Retired Soldier Kills Self In Benue

  • Tragedy struck at Nyiniongun, opposite St. Joseph Catholic Church, a suburb of Makurdi, Benue state.
  • A 72-year-old retired soldier, Francis Dooga, reportedly killed himself after complaining of hardship.
  • It was gathered that Dooga popularly known as ‘old soldier’ was defrauded of his pension by some persons around him

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Makurdi, Benue state - A 72-year-old retired soldier, Francis Dooga, has reportedly killed himself in Nyiniongun, a suburb of Makurdi, Benue state capital.

As reported by Daily Trust, a neighbour said Dooga’s body was found on the tree in his compound opposite St. Joseph Catholic Church at about 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 28.

72-year-old retired soldier kills self in Benue
72-year-old retired soldier killed self while members of his family were not at home Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dooga popularly known as ‘old soldier’ committed the crime while members of his family were not at home.

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Why retired soldier killed himself

According to some residents, the deceased had earlier complained of hardship after he was allegedly defrauded of his pension by some persons around him.

The late retiree was worried about not getting his pension in bulk from the pension board.

The state police spokeswoman, SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the tragic incident in a text message.

Student kills self after boyfriend ends relationship

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Adamawa state police command confirmed the death of a female student, Jamima Shetima Balami, who reportedly killed herself.

Balami was a National Diploma (ND) II student of the Department of Mass Communication at the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa state.

The 24-year-old, who was said to be the only daughter of her father, reportedly took her own life when her boyfriend, allegedly a lecturer at Modibbo Adama University (MAU), asked her to end their relationship.

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Man kills self after losing N2.5m to betting

In a similar development, Legit.ng reported earlier that a Nigerian man, Onoh Chukwuma Richard, reportedly took his own life for allegedly losing N2.5m to betting in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

Onoh reportedly took his life because he could not bear the shame and pressure from those he borrowed money from. Before taking his own, Onoh posted on his Facebook page that he was going to meet his maker on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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