Tragedy as another Nigerian Police officer kills himself in Maiduguri

Tragedy struck in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as a police inspector attached reportedly took his own life.

The late officer (name withheld) attached to Gwange Divisional of Borno Police Command was last seen three days ago before his lifeless body was found at his residence on Saturday morning.

His neighbors at Layin Bayan, Wulari Jerusalem area of Maiduguri raised the alarm when they noticed his door was locked from behind and a strange oduor was emanating from there.

The matter was immediately reported to metro Division of Borno Police Command and some officers were deployed to the scene.

A source said; “It was early this morning that people in the compound observed strange odor emanating from his apartment; his door was shut from behind.

“The men of police from Metro and Gwange Divisions respectively came to break the door and his lifeless body was found on the floor of his bedroom. They are currently in the compound.”

The police authorities in the state have not issued any statement on the incident as of press time.

This incident comes barely 10 days after a Deputy Commissioner of Police serving with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos State, Gbolahan Oyedemi, was found dead on Monday in his private house in the Ogbomoso area of Oyo State.

Oyedemi was the aide de camp to the late former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, during his 11-month tenure as de facto governor in 2006.

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