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13 Nov 2017

Army Reacts to the Murder of Captain by a Junior Officer in Chibok

The Nigerian army has reacted to the brutal murder of an Army Captain killed by a junior officer which took place yesterday.
Late Captain T. Mani. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters 
ARMY COMMISSIONS BOARD OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT IN CHIBOK

The Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, has instituted a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that resulted in the death of an Officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer (SNCO), deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno State earlier today Sunday, 12th November 2017.

At about 12.50pm today, the unit received a report that a Staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians. An officer was despatched 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. The BOI is expected investigate the incident and promptly turn in its report and findings in one week.

The Nigerian Army is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanor.
The death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant is painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian Army.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations

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