Bello Useni was reported to have shot himself in the stomach while he was with other colleagues.
The soldier was said to be one of those newly recruited in 2020, and his first posting had been the army’s school of armour in Bauchi.
“He was on duty alongside his colleagues. They were all discussing normal soldier things and suddenly, he pulled out his gun and shot himself in the stomach,” one of the sources said.
“In fact, we couldn’t even rush him to the hospital as he died on the spot.”
The incident is under investigation as the remaining soldiers with him has been remanded.