Army to Investigate Chibok Killings


Paul Obi in Abuja

The Nigeria Army on Sounday said it will investigate the killing of an officer and other non-commission officer in Chibok, Borno State.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman explained that the Army will carry out thorough investigation on the matter. 
He said: “The Headquarters of 26 Brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a Board of Inquiry (BOI) 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, Borno State earlier today Sunday, 12th November 2017. 
“At about 12.50pm yesterday, 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.”
Usman stressed that “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. 
“The Nigerian Army is a disciplined and professional force with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline and misdemeanor. 
“The death of the officer and the Staff Sergeant is painful and a great loss to the unit and the Nigerian Army,” he said.