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.
Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the incident incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing infront of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call. The soldier has been arrested, is in custody undergoing investigation. General situation in the unit is calm.
The remains of the deceased officer has been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital,and investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident, said Musa.
The family of the deceased has already been contacted and the Nigerian Army sympathized and condoled with the family at this trying moment, and prayed 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.