Nigerian army officer ‘found dead’ under bridge in Abuja
An officer of the Nigerian Army, VL Henry, has been found dead under a bridge in Abuja. The body of the newly commissioned second lieutenant was found under Mabushi Bridge at about 8.40 a.m. on Tuesday morning, military sources said.
Eye witnesses said the deceased was found with his military identity card and severe cuts and bruises to his head.
Army and police spokespersons are yet to make comments on the development, but officials who spoke under anonymity because they were not authorised to the media the death was being officially treated as a homicide that might have occurred due to an altercation between the officer and unknown persons or an attack from violent criminals overnight.
Mr Henry’s death came barely a few days after he completed an amphibious course in Calabar on October 18.
He had been serving at the Nigerian Army 3 Division Provost Group in Jos. His remains has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, sources said. It was unclear whether notification of next of kin has been completed, as per military policy.