Army launches inquiry into killing of Lieutenant by depressed soldier in Borno

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The Nigerian Army says it has began investigations into the killing of a subaltern by a soldier suffering from depression in Borno State.

Television Nigerian reports that a trooper of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went beserk at about 1030 hours on the 29th of July 2020 and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) which led to his death.

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

The soldier has been arrested, is in custody undergoing investigation. General situation in the unit is calm.

”The remains of the deceased officer has been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.

”Investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.

”The family of the deceased has already been contacted.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.” Musa added.

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