Nigerian Army Reacts As Top Officer Commits Suicide
The Nigerian Army has reacted to the death of a top officer, Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye, who allegedly commited suicide.
It wa gathered that Major Udiadenye took his own life in Kaduna State as he was being investigated by the army.
Reacting to the development, the army in a statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said Udiadenye had “an unblemished career” and was “never court-martialed” before his death.
He stated that the late officer, who sadly terminated his life in Kaduna State, never needed to face any disciplinary process.
Part of the statement read, “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.
“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.”
The army has set up a Board of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of his death to forestall a recurrence.
Until his demise, Major Udiadenye 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.