Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Army Major, UJ Undianyede Took His Own Life On NDA Premises

A military officer identified as UJ Undianyede who was being tried for misappropriation of funds, abandonment of military post, insubordination, and desertion, among others has taken his own life.

It was gathered that the Major committed suicide on the premises of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, with his service pistol on Monday evening, May 17.

A military source said:

“I think he killed himself because of the judgment of the court-martial which has been fixed for tomorrow (today, May 19). We only learnt about his death today (Wednesday).

“In prosecuting the war, the Major with some of his colleagues allegedly committed some infractions for which he was being tried at the 1 Division in Kaduna.'”

Another source attributed the Major’s death to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), noting that he had been in the North East for some time battling Boko Haram terrorists.

The Public Relations Officer of the NDA, Major Bashir Jajira, has however denied claim that the officer committed suicide.

Jajira said:

“No personnel of the academy was involved in suicide as reported, and in fact, our cadets are presently in Kachia for combat shooting training, they are not in the academy. So, no such training took place.”

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