Chibok Shooting Of Officer: Army Sets Up Inquiry

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BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Nigerian Army has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer (SNCO) at Chibok, Borno State where both officers were deployed.

This was contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, who explained that the ugly incident occurred on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

General Usman said the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade received a report on Sunday that a SNCO was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians.

He further said; “An officer was despatched to the scene with a view to bringing 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.”

Usman said the Nigerian Army is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and misdemeanour.

The Army spokesman described the death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant as painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian army.

Usman also said that the Board of Inquiry is expected to turn in its report and findings in one week.

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