A soldier of the Nigerian Army has reportedly shot himself dead in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Identified as Boyi Thankgod, the soldier was attached to the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The soldier shot himself in the head at the standby duty on Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
A gory image showed his lifeless body laid in the pool of his blood after his head had severed due to the impact of the bullet.
“Yes, it’s true. The incident happened yesterday (Monday),” a source at the barracks told our correspondent.
The source said investigation is ongoing to reveal the circumstances that led to his action.
“The incident truly happened. Since yesterday, the military police have been investigating… all soldiers that were there when the incident happened, they were taken to the custody, took their statements and all the normal procedures.”
“We are just waiting for the military police officers to conclude the investigation in order to determine what actually led to the incident,” the source told Daily Trust.
The brigade command’s Spokesman, Mohammed Goni, could not be reached for comment, as of the time of filing the report.
The Spokesman of the Police Command, Omolola Odutola, has also not responded to enquiry from our correspondent.