A Nigerian Army officer has announced today how a soldier killed a colleague officer on Wednesday.
Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
A statement he signed disclosed that the trooper serves 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 Subaltern), 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. The general situation in the unit is calm”, it read.
The remains of the deceased officer have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
Sagir Musa said the 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 had been contacted.