Lance Corporal Jibrin arrested for suspected terrorism, is dead.
Jibrin who was with the Nigerian Army Battalion in Geidam Yobe State was an army instructor.
He committed suicide after his arrest for suspectedly conniving with Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Yobe communities recently.
The soldier who sneaked out of his duty post a few days ago, was seen among the Boko Haram insurgents attacking Geidam last week.
Through military intelligence, Jibrin was found in Gashua, some hundreds kilometers from his duty post, on Tuesday.
“The Army authorities in Gashua were intimated and Jibrin was nabbed at a checkpoint after he boarded a bus to Gombe and disguised himself as a civilian.”
“He was handcuffed and on interrogation he revealed a lot which led to the arrest of some of his collaborators.
“On transit to Geidam, he snatched a gun from one of his escorts, overpowered the other and shot himself
Spokesperosn of the Sector II Operation Hadinkai Damaturu, Lt Kennedy Anyewau, said the command got a report on a soldier who committed suicide yesterday evening, adding that full investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.
But more details on the incident have emerged from within the Army formation in Geidam