The Nigerian Army on Thursday narrated how a depressed soldier serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State shot and killed an officer on Wednesday.
Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, in a statement on Thursday, said that, “A trooper of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went beserk at about 1030 hours on the 29th of July 2020 and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) which led to his death.
“The incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
Musa stated that the “soldier who had killed the officer had been arrested and was in custody undergoing investigation, adding that the remains of the deceased officer had been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.”
While condoling with the family of the deceased, the Nigerian Army said, “Investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.
“The family of the deceased has already been contacted. The Nigerian Army sympathizes and condoles with the family at this trying moment, and pray to the Almighty God to repose the soul of the departed and grant his family and other loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in peace.