The Nigerian Army Headquarters on Thursday confirmed the killing of an officer by a soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade in Bama, Borno State.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the soldier went berserk, shot and killed the officer on Wednesday.
According to him, 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 the soldier has been detained and undergoing investigation while the general situation in the unit remained calm.
Musa added that the remains of the deceased officer had been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
He 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 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.”
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