Berserk soldier kills 4 colleagues, injures 2 others in Borno

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By Augustine Osayande PhD

A berserk corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori in Borno State, near the border with Niger and Chad, on Wednesday opened fire on his colleagues before shooting himself.

Confirming the report, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the corporal who went on a killing spree, cut down 4 of his colleagues before shooting himself.

The Army spokesman said that 2 of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and were currently in stable condition in military hospital in Maiduguri.

“A berserk corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori went berserk in early hours of 26 February 2020 and opened fire killing 4 of his colleagues before shooting himself.

“2 of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and are currently in stable condition in our hospital in Maiduguri,” Musa said

The Acting Director Army Public Relations further said that efforts were ongoing to contact the families of the gallant colleagues who paid the supreme price in the line of duty.

He said investigation into the case had since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.

 

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