A Nigerian soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went berserk, shot, and killed an officer on Wednesday, Nigeria’s Army Headquarters said.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Musa said the incident occurred when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
He said that the soldier is in custody undergoing investigation while the general situation in the unit remained calm.
According to him, the remains of the deceased officer have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
“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”, he said.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram attacks the Borno governor’s convoy. Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists while on his way to Monguno and Baga.
It was gathered the terrorists ambushed the governor’s convoy as he went to distribute food to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs. The governor’s convoy was reportedly attacked by the terrorists while he was returning from Baga, a deserted fishing community in Kaka Local Government Area.
Zulum was said to be unhurt as soldiers and police officers guarding him repelled the assault on the convoy.