Army Begins Probe After Soldier Allegedly Kills Colleagues, Self In Sokoto
The Nigerian Army has said it has commenced investigations into the incident of a soldier who killed his colleagues and himself at Forward Operations Base Rabbah, Sokoto State.
The Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement said the incident occurred Sunday evening.
He said troops were deployed for internal security operations in the area.
Onyema stated that the circumstances leading to the incident could not be immediately ascertained, adding that the soldier who killed his colleagues also shot himself immediately.
The statement partly read, “The Nigerian Army has instituted investigations into the unfortunate incident of a soldier, who killed his colleagues and himself at Forward Operations Base Rabbah, Sokoto State. The sad and rare incident occurred on the evening of Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the FOB, where troops were deployed for Internal Security Operations.
“The circumstances leading to the incident could not be immediately ascertained, as the soldier who killed his colleagues also shot himself immediately.
“The authorities of the Nigerian Army are deeply concerned about this unusual and ugly development and have therefore instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident. It is envisaged that the findings of the BOI will help forestall such ugly and bizarre occurrences in the future.”
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