- A soldier in Borno has killed his superior who was a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army
- The officer, according to military sources, shot his boss for refusing to allow him to visit his family
- Reports have it that the soldier who killed his superior had been on duty for about 12 months
Cases of soldiers and security operatives attacking and even killing their superiors for many reasons abound in Nigeria.
Another military officer of the 202 battalion in the Bama area of Borno state on Wednesday, July 29, shot dead a lieutenant who is in charge of administrative matters in the battalion, The Cable reports.
A military source who spoke with the online newspapers revealed that the soldier killed his superior because the deceased refused to give him permission to go and visit his family over an urgent issue.
The source claimed that the officer who has been on duty for close to a year, having joined the force in 2016, fired 36 rounds at the lieutenant.
The source said: “The soldier joined the army in the 2016 intake and had since been deployed to fight Boko Haram in the north-east. This time, he had been in duty post for almost 12 months and he wanted that pass by all means.
“The soldier was denied the pass by the adjutant, and that was when he got angry and decided to kill him. He opened 36 rounds on the officer, killing him instantly.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian soldier, a corporal, under the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, in Borno state had been reported to have killed himself after shooting at some colleagues, killing about four of them and injuring at least two.
Until his death, the late corporal, whose identity was not revealed, was a member of the Army Super Camp 15, in Malam Fatori. Confirming the sad incident which took place on Wednesday, February 26, Sagir Musa, the acting director of Nigerian Army's public relations, said that the wounded soldiers have been taken to a hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Musa said: “May their gentle souls Rest In Peace. Meanwhile, investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.”
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