Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye


The Nigerian Army has denied reports that one of its top officers, Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye, committed suicide because of plans to court-martial him.


There were reports that Major Udiadenye, a native of Bedia in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State committed suicide in Kaduna State as he was being investigated by the army.


In a press statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said Udiadenye had “an unblemished career” and was “never court-martialed” before his death.


He stated that the late officer, who sadly terminated his life in Kaduna State, never needed to face any disciplinary process.


The statement read:

The Nigerian Army (NA) has observed an obnoxious insinuation making the rounds on social media, alleging that late Major Udiandeye Jeremiah Udiadenye, terminated his life through suicide, because he was being interrogated or investigated by a military court martial in 1 Division, Kaduna.


Having lost one of its finest officers, the authorities of the Nigerian Army feel deeply concerned that unscrupulous persons under whatever guise would employ such sad occurrence to malign their own Army. Nevertheless, for the sake of posterity, it needs be mentioned that the late senior officer had an unblemished career in the military and never needed to face any disciplinary process.


Until his demise, he was the Commanding Officer of 167 Special Forces Battalion at Giri in the FCT from where he led special operations to various commands including 1 Division.


An appropriate Board of Inquiry has been instituted to ascertain what led to the tragic incident and its report will guide the NA on subsequent actions and measures to take to forestall a recurrence.


The NA belongs to the Nigerian people and remains obligated to work along established guidelines as a responsible corporate entity. The general public is urged to deny the ignorant piece making the rounds please.

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