Depressed soldier shots, kills officer in Borno – Army Headquarters

the soldier approached the officer standing in front of the headquarters of the unit making a phone call.
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Army Headquarters says a distraught soldier serving a berserk, shot and killed an officer on Wednesday in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.

In a statement in Abuja Thursday, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, revealed this.

Musa said the incident happened when the soldier approached the officer standing in front of the headquarters of the unit making a phone call.

He said the soldier is under investigation under detention while the general unit situation remains calm.

According to him, the deceased officer's remains have been evacuated to 7 Emergency Care and Hospital Divisions.

“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 sympathises 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,” he said.

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