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.
“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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