Borno: Soldier Opens Fire On Superior Officer

Borno: Soldier Opens Fire On Superior Officer

By Wires Editor | The Trent on February 22, 2018
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Peter Omobuwa, a corporal of the Nigerian Army, opened fire on one IF Ibiama, a captain, at Banki junction in Bama local government area of Borno state, on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

A  security source stated that the incident occurred around 9:13 pm.

The source said the officer who suffered bullet wounds was taken to the 21 Brigade Medical Center, while the soldier was detained.

The source did not disclose what transpired between the two personnel.

“A junior officer with service number N/12897 open fired at the senior officer with service number 02NA/52/2588. The junior officer was disarmed and stabilised our detention facility,” the source said.

He added that a military panel had been set up to investigate the matter, adding that findings would be made public within one week.

Sani Usman, army spokesman, could not be reached at the time of filing this report.

A similar incident happened 2017.

When one Silas Ninyo, a sergeant, killed T Mani, a captain, and also injured four locals before killing himself.

The tragic incident happened in Chibok local government area of Borno.

An intelligence officer had attributed the incident to frustration and depression as a result of non-redeployment of the troops.

Read more at Daily post


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