Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman,

The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State.

Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff sergeant, under the influence of alcohol, was assaulting civilians at a nearby location.

The Director of Army Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, in a press statement, said its 26 Brigade received a report today of the soldier, who was reported to be drunk.

The statement read in part, “At about 12.50pm  the unit received a report that a Staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians.

“An officer was dispatched to the scene with a view to bringing him back to base. The officer did his best but the SNCO refused several entreaties to calm him and be disarmed by the superior officer.

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“Unfortunately, the Staff Sergeant shot the officer dead and then killed himself. Their remains have since been evacuated to a military facility.”

Although Usman said a board of inquiry has been put up to unravel the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate shooting, he, however, noted that the board had been given a week to submit its report.

It was said that the deceased soldier was until his death, a Senior Non-Commission Officer who allegedly killed an officer said to disarm him, owing to his drunken state.

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