Army Reacts To Captain’s Alleged Su!cide In Akwa Ibom | READ DETAILS
The Nigerian Army has debunked reports that one of it’s officers, Lieutenant Alphonsus Alexander Kalthy Bazza committed sui-cide in Akwa Ibom state.
Bazza reportedly committed sui-cide when his family on Saturday, November 11, found his corpse hanged with a mosquito net on a tree.
Reacting to the report, the Nigerian Army in a statement released on Tuesday, by Major Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, the Acting Deputy Director, 6 Division,Army Public Relations, said late Bazza “died while deployed on duty at the 2 Brigade Step-Up Headquarters for Exercise STILL WATERS III at Essien Udim Local Government of Akwa Ibom State.”
According to the statement, the deceased was missing at the step up headquarters on Saturday and all efforts made to reach him failed which warranted a search where his corpse was found thereafter.
The statement read;
The attention of Headquarters, 6 Division, Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to a publication making the rounds in the media over the unfortunate demise of Lieutenant Alphonsus Alexander Kalthy Bazza.
The late officer died while deployed on duty at the 2 Brigade Step-Up Headquarters for Exercise STILL WATERS III at Essien Udim Local Government of Akwa Ibom State.
For the records, on 11 November 2023, the officer was not seen at the Step-up Headquarters, all efforts to reach him proved abortive. Hence, a search was launched in the general area, and his lifeless body was discovered.
The Division sympathizes with the deceased officer’s family over his unfortunate demise and wishes to call on the media to refrain from publishing narratives suggestive of complicity in his unfortunate demise.
The NA remains a professional organization that places a high premium on the welfare of its troops and would not take the demise of any of its personnel in any controversial circumstance for granted. While not joining issues with the media houses propagating this misinformation, it is important to state that there are regimental precepts through which such occurrences are handled in the NA.
The Divsion wishes to inform the general public that the issue is being thoroughly investigated and the public will be dully informed on the outcome of the investigation.