Soldier Goes Beserk, Kills Senior Officer

BEVERLY HILLS, July 30, (THEWILL) – A soldier of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went beserk on Wednesday and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) which led to his death.

Confirming the report, Acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sagir Musa, said the incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing infront of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.

Musa further stated that the soldier has been arrested and put in custody undergoing investigation, adding that general situation in the unit is calm and the remains of the deceased officer has 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’ and that the family of the deceased has already been contacted.

He said the Nigerian Army sympathezes 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”