Army constitutes board to investigate sergeant, captain’s death

The Nigerian Army has constituted a board of inquiry to investigate the shooting in Chibok.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

What happened:

A staff sergeant, Silas Ninyo had shot Captain T. Mani dead after he rescued some civillians from the latter who was drunk.

He later committed suicide after realising what he has done.

What is happening:

Usman said, “The Headquarters of 26 Brigade has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a Senior Non-Commission Officer, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno State, on Sunday.

“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 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. The BOI is expected to investigate the incident and promptly turn in its report and findings in one week.”

 

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