Nigerian Army leaders want to know why a sergeant allegedly killed himself after reportedly gunning down four other military officers in Chibok, Borno State.
The unfortunate incident took place during a church service on Sunday.
The military released the following statement regarding the deadly shooting.
ARMY COMMISSIONS BOARD OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT IN CHIBOK
The Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that resulted in the death of an Officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer (SNCO), deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno State earlier today Sunday, 12th November 2017.
At about 12.50pm today, the unit received a report that a Staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians. An officer was despatched to the scene with a view to bring 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. The BOI is expected investigate the incident and promptly turn in its report and findings in one week.
The Nigerian Army is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanor.
The death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant is painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian Army.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman,
Director Army Public Relations.
Sahara Reporters reported that Staff Sergeant Ninyo, before taking his own life, fatally shot Captain T. Mani and three other military officers who were trying to stop him from assaulting a civilian. The military says only the two officers, identified by Sahara Reporters, died in the tragedy.
It wasn’t immediately known if Ninyo was drunk. The military just added that information to the puzzle.