A Nigerian soldier serving in 202 Battalion of the Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno state has shot dead his commander while at the war front against terrorist Boko Haram sect.
Private Azunna Maduabuchi was said to have fired eight shots at his commander, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi of the 202 Tank Battalion, killing him on the spot, sources said.
the private was said to had fired 8 rounds of bullets into his commander from the back.
Meanwhile, reports have claimed that the soldier shot his commander for refusing his permission to go home after a serious gun battle with terrorists on Wednesday.
A statement by the Nigerian Army public relations personnel, Sagir Musa, stated that the rogue soldier has been arrested. According to the statement, the deceased was a Subaltern.
The statement reads thus:
- “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.
- 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.
- TheNigerian 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.”