A Nigerian air force official identified
as Kalu BA has killed himself and Oladipupo Solape, his lover, who was
an officer in the Nigerian army.
The sad incident occurred at the Nigerian air force base in Makurdi, Benue state capital, in the wee hours of Sunday.
Less than two months before ending the love sojourn, the young officer, declared: “She’s everything to me.”
But on Saturday night, he took to his
Facebook page to write: “My last night as an airman…. ask about me later
and hear my story… you would b surprised.”
Earlier he had written: “RIP young blood… I wish myself that.”
And early on Sunday, he wrote: “4:36,” probably in reference to the time he took her life before his.
The motive behind his action is unclear,
but there are reports that he decided to do so because he found out
that she was dating a senior military officer.
While their relationship lasted, Kalu
posted information about their private lives on social media, and tagged
her on virtually all his posts.
On January 20, he wrote: “Taking nice
pix with my bae is my hobby,” and to prove this, he posted many of such
photographs on Facebook.
That same day, he went down memory lane recalling how he met his estrange lover.
“It all started with a ‘Hello’. I
remember vividly that Monday morning on the parade ground. Seeing such a
beauty, pondering on what’s right to say to her. Everyone’s eyes were
on her but my eyes were bigger,” he wrote.
“I was over blown by the wind of
bravado, standing next to her. It was all about me looking like the
beast while she was the beauty but today beauty fell in love with d
beast and they both live happily ever after.
“My love story!!!”
Unfortunately, it ended on Sunday. Kalu
forgot the love he professed for his country, and how he was ready to
sacrifice his life for his fatherland.
“I would die for my country. I pledge loyalty to her. This is my job,” he had written.
Friends and colleagues of Solape have been expressing grief over the incident.
One of them wrote on Facebook, “R.I.P
Shomzy shomzy your death is some thing I can’t forget so easily because
your military plans is still in your mind. Well I can’t continue crying
my dear, all I have to do is to let go of what I can’t change.”
Another friend shared a screengrab of his last Whatsapp chat with her along with the message, indicating she would be missed.
“R.I.P my dear FRD it really hurt me I
am sad I remember Tuesday or Wednesday that we chat last around 12:30.
When we start chatting, you promised to come on my junior birthday in
July and you said you are in Makurdi right now and I prayed for you. And
you told me God is ur strength.
“Almighty God my friend have faith in u
and u can’t protect her crying crying. We love u but almighty God love u
most my Facebook daughter I won’t forget ur memory.love u. Oladipupo
solape and now Shomzy Shomzy I miss u.”
“I wished you happy birthday last two
weeks; I can’t believe that you will go and leave me my course mate my
regular. I love you but God loves you more. R I P and your blood never
be in vain.”