The Nigerian Army is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Lieutenant, shot by a soldier in Bama local government of Borno State.
Family members had taken to social media mourning the slain soldier simply identified as Lieutenant BS. Ngorgi, an Adjutant in his unit.
Lieutenant Ngorgi was due for a welfare pass today Thursday 30th July to go spend time with his family and young bride before the unfortunate incident happened.
His killer is a trooper of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.
He went beserk at about 1030 hours on the 29th of July 2020 and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) which led to his death.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa.
According to the statement, “The incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
“The soldier has been arrested, is in custody undergoing investigation. General situation in the unit is calm.”
Sources say the soldier had taken to marijuana consumption which he has been warned severally to desist from, to no avail.
He was reportedly piqued by Ngorgi’s refusal to grant him a welfare pass earlier applied for, and took his vengeful decision after he had smoked marijuana.
The remains of the deceased officer has been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
Investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.
According to Sagir, The family of the deceased has already been contacted, adding that the Nigerian Army sympathizes and condoles with the family at this trying moment.