Top Army Officer Commits Suicide, Nigerian Army Reacts (Photo)
Latest News

Top Army Officer Commits Suicide, Nigerian Army Reacts (Photo)

Screenshot 2022 06 22 at 21 08 47 20220622095132 1100314871 34548649870596178 640 765 85 webp.webp WEBP Image 640 × 765 pixels — Scaled 76

Top Army Officer Commits Suicide, Nigerian Army Reacts (Photo)

A top military officer has committed suicide.

Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye reportedly took his own life in Kaduna state.



It was alleged that he took his own life because he was being investigated by the army.

Reacting, the army said Udiadenye had“an unblemished career”and was“never court-martialed”before his demise.

In a statement on Tuesday evening by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations the late officer who sadly terminated his life in Kaduna State, never needed to face any disciplinary process.

“The Nigerian Army (NA) has observed an obnoxious insinuation making the rounds on social media, alleging that late Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye, terminated his life through suicide, because he was being interrogated or investigated by a military court martial in 1 Division, Kaduna,”the statement reads.

“Having lost one of its finest officers, the authorities of the Nigerian Army feel deeply concerned that unscrupulous persons under whatever guise would employ such sad occurrence to malign their own Army. Nevertheless, for the sake of posterity, it needs be mentioned that the late senior officer had an unblemished career in the military and never needed to face any disciplinary process.

“Until his demise, he was the Commanding Officer of 167 Special Forces Battalion at Giri in the FCT from where he led special operations to various commands including 1 Division.

“An appropriate Board of Inquiry has been instituted to ascertain what led to the tragic incident and its report will guide the NA on subsequent actions and measures to take to forestall a recurrence.

“The NA belongs to the Nigerian people and remains obligated to work along established guidelines as a responsible corporate entity. The general public is urged to disregard the ignorant piece making the rounds please.”

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x