The Headquarters of 28 Task Force 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.

Recall that yesterday, a Staff Sergeant named Silas Ninyo (93NA/36/2608), shot dead one Captain T. Mani, who tried to stop him from beating innocent civilians in Chibok, Borno State.

The erring staff sergeant shot four other persons dead before taking his own life. Read initial story here. Part of the statement from the Nigerian Army reacting to the incident reads …

‘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 bring 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 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.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations

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