A female officer of the Nigerian Air Force, known only as George, tragically took her own life at her home in Ikeja, Lagos State.
According to reports, George, a Sheriff who worked at 651 Base Services Group Resident at Block T5 Apartment 8 in Sam Ethnan Ikeja Air Force Base, was found dead on Sunday, June 11, 2023, and was evacuated in preparation for a full drill. investigate the cause of her death.
A military signal obtained by Edujandon.com reads, “Principal warrant officer George, a female Nigerian Air Force Staff member serving at Base Service Group 651, Residing at T5 Area Apartment 8 at Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja was reported to have committed suicide in her room at approximately 1400 hours on June 10, 23. 3 The Air Force Director was attempting to evacuate her to 661NAFH, while Further investigation will continue.
“This is for your awareness. My people, depression is real. Please don’t let 9ija Wahala lead you to your grave early.”
Reports indicate that at least 79 people, including 70 men and nine women, have died by suicide in Nigeria by 2022.
According to the analysis, Lagos has the most suicides with 12, followed by Oyo with 10, Kano with 4, Anambra with 3, Edo with 3, Delta with 3, Ogun with 3 and Rivers with 3 cases. in Borno, Bayelsa, Abia, Benue, FCT, Imo, Enugu, Niger, Jos, Jigawa, Kaduna and Kwara.
Other states with a case include Ondo, Osun, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Gombe, Cross-River, Kogi, Adamawa, Ekiti, Bauchi and Yobe.
However, this number does not take into account unreported cases.
In another sad case, Major UJ Undianyede, the former Battalion Commander who led the fight against Boko Haram in the Northeast, is said to have taken his own life.
The tragic event occurred less than 72 hours before the military court’s ruling on the allegation of military violations during the war.
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