After showing some signs of depression, Kila Jima, a soldier fighting against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno cocked his gun and shot himself thereby leading to his death.
The real reason behind killing himself is still unknown, but he is not the first soldier involved in the fight against boko haram to have done this. In 2019, a soldier also involved in fighting for this cause hung himself in Abuja and the main reason why he did that is still unknown.
Now the real question is, what could be the real reason behind the budding suicides among Nigerian soldiers? Could all these be connected to their mental health? Are the mental health of soldiers taken seriously in the Nigerian Army?
What steps have the Government/Nigerian Army taken towards investigating the cause and curbing it before another soldier commits suicide?