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A soldier fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east has reportedly killed himself

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A soldier fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east has reportedly killed himself.

TheCable Sources said the soldier, a lance corporal attached to the army’s 27 task force brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, committed suicide on Thursday at his duty post. 

It is not clear what led to this action, but sources said 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. 

The soldier was also said to have left a note for his wife. 

His body has been evacuated and sources said investigation into what led to the incident is in progress. 

Soldiers, especially those deployed in operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast, continue to complain about poor welfare.

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