The Nigerian Army has announced the killing of one of its officers 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 berserk at about 10:30 am on the 29th of July, 2020 and fired gun shot 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 further disclosed that the killer-soldier had 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.