The Nigerian Army has instituted a Board of Inquiry(BOI) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident incident that led to the death of an officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer at Chibok in Borno.
A statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman stated that the incident happened on Sunday, where the officers were deployed,adding that the BOI was expected to turn in its report and findings in one week.
He informed that the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade received a report at about 12.50 .m. on Sunday that a “staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians, adding following the report an officer was sent to the area to bring the drunken staff back to base.
According to him, “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,” he said.
Usman said that the Army “is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanor.”
He described the death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant as “painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian army.”