Nigerian Army confirms trooper shot, killed officer

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed news making the rounds that an officer went beserk and shot another officer, during an altercation on Wednesday.

Confirming the incident via a statement on Thursday, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, disclosed that the trooper served in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.

Musa said he went berserk at about 10:30 am against an officer (a sub-altern) which led to the latter’s death.

The soldier approached the officer who was standing in front 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 statement read.

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

Musa said investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.

He added that the family of the deceased have been contacted.

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