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Army Probes Chibok Shooting Incident

By Dipo Olowookere

The Nigerian Army has established a Board of Inquiry to investigate the shooting incident recorded in Chibok, Borno State on Sunday, which claimed some lives.

At about 12.50pm today, the Army 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 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.

In a statement issued on Sunday night by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, it was stated that the headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army instituted the board “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.”

Mr Usman said in the statement that the panel is “expected investigate the incident and promptly turn in its report and findings in one week.2

“The Nigerian Army is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanour.

“The death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant is painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian Army,” the statement said.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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