Nigerian Army has established a Board of Inquiry (BOI), to uncover the circumstances leading to the shooting incident which caused the death of an officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer at Chibok in Borno.
Speaking on the fatal incident, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman stated that the killing happened on Sunday, at the officers’ place of deployment.
Usman said the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade received a report at about 12.50 p.m. on Sunday that a “staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians”.
He added that “An officer was dispatched to the scene with a view to bring 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,” he said,.
He went on to assert that the Nigerian Army “is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanor.”
Usman said the death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant is “painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian army.”
Usman stated the BOI was expected to turn in its report and findings on the incident in one week.