Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye, a senior officer, committed himself, and the Nigerian Army responded.
According to reports, Major Udiadenye committed himself while under investigation by the army in Kaduna State.
In response, the army declared Udiadenye had “an immaculate career” and was “never court-martialed” before his death in a statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations.
He said that the deceased officer, who tragically took his own life in Kaduna State, never had to go through a disciplinary procedure.
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 has been instituted 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.
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