A Nigerian soldier who was arrested for collaborating with ISWAP terrorists has killed himself while being escorted to the barracks.
The soldier who belonged to one of the battalions of the Nigerian Army in the North-East was discovered by military intelligence operatives for his involvements in recent attacks on brothels and beer parlours, PRNigeria reports.
The incident was said to have occurred at a beer parlour in the Abasha area of the town.
The attack came barely five days after terrorists killed about ten persons in a beer parlour in Geidam.
“He was involved in recent attacks in Geidam and Gashua communities in Yobe State
“He was apprehended while attempting to escape after he learnt that his movements and activities with terrorists had been discovered by the intelligence service.
“After being handcuffed, he skilfully snatched a gun from one of the escorts and killed himself.
“Meanwhile, (an) investigation is ongoing to nab other suspects within the service,” a source told PRNigeria.