In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

How Nigerian Soldier Combating Boko Haram Killed Himself After He Was Punished Over Lacking Telephone

How Nigerian Soldier Fighting Boko Haram Killed Himself After He Was Punished Over Missing Phone

Soldier commits suicide

Soldier commits suicide


Particulars have emerged displaying how a soldier in Northeast Nigeria dedicated suicide, on Thursday, after he was publicly punished by his superior for alleged telephone theft, a report by Premium Instances has revealed.


The soldier, recognized as Lance Corporal Victor Ojeamiran, was connected to the Nigerian Military 27 Job Pressure Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Native Authorities Space of Yobe State.


The 27 Job Pressure is a type of combating the Boko Haram extremists in Northeast Nigeria.


Mr Ojeamiran shot himself after he personally submitted a word to his platoon sergeant for supply to his superior officer within the Job Pressure, our sources stated, asking to not named for worry of victimisation by the military.


The word was a protest word the place the soldier tried to defend himself and show his innocence, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.


Buni Gari is alleged to be about 7 km from the headquarters of the 27 Job Pressure Brigade in Buni Yadi, the city that additionally accommodates the Nigerian Military Particular Forces Faculty in Gujba native authorities.


What actually occurred


The deceased went to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital and acquired a used telephone, our sources stated. Unknown to him, the telephone was a stolen telephone and belonged to a senior military officer in Damaturu.


The officer tracked the telephone and located it with the soldier whereas he was about to return to his formation in Buni Gari, after he purchased the telephone.


The officer allegedly punished the soldier in public, whereas residents of the realm shot movies of the punishment and later posted it on some social media platforms.

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Mr Ojeamiran couldn’t bear the shame of the video of him being publicly punished for a ‘false accusation’ and he didn’t have an opportunity to defend himself earlier than the punishment, our sources stated.


He informed his colleagues, together with one in all our sources, that he doesn’t know what to inform his spouse and youngsters in regards to the video, and the way he was disgraced within the eyes of the world for a criminal offense he didn’t commit.


Therefore, he determined to take his life after he returned to base by capturing himself on the top.


When contacted, the military spokesperson, Sagir Musa, stated he’s but to be briefed on the event and he’s not in Yobe at current.


When PREMIUM TIMES, on Saturday, contacted the spokesperson of the 27 Job Pressure, Chinonso Oteh, a lieutenant, he promised to get again to this reporter with an official place. He has ignored subsequent calls and messages to his telephone since then.


Nevertheless, PREMIUM TIMES has seen an inside memo by the military confirming the suicide however claiming it occurred on Sunday, September 20. Within the memo, the military stated an “investigation has commenced on the circumstances that led to the incident.”

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