A soldier identified as Boyi Thankgod, attached to the 35 Artillery brigade, Alamala in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has reportedly taken his own life. The incident occurred during standby duty on Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
The soldier allegedly shot himself in the head, resulting in a gruesome scene captured in a gory image where his lifeless body lay in a pool of blood, the impact of the bullet severing his head.
As reported by Newsmen, the tragic event unfolded in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. The spokesman of the Police Command, Omolola Odutola, has not responded to inquiries as at press time.
“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.