A soldier fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, identified as Lance Corporal Victor Ojeamiran has reportedly committed suicide.

Sources said the soldier, a lance corporal attached to the army’s 27 task force brigade in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, killed himself on Thursday, September 17, with a shotgun at his duty post.

The reason for taking his life is yet unknown, but sources reveal that the soldier suddenly took his gun while on duty at his post, 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 corpse of the late soldier was said to have been deposited at the Yobe State Specialists’ Hospital, Damaturu as sources said investigation into what led to the incident is in progress.