By Williams Anuku Abuja
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of an officer in Bama, Borno state by a soldier it described as depressed.
Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement in Abuja Thursday 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.
He said the incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
The statement informed that the soldier has been arrested and “is in custody undergoing investigation. General situation in the unit is calm.”
“Investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident,” the Army said.