Board of inquiry to probe shooting, death of officers – Army

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The Nigerian Army says it has 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 at Chibok in Borno.

According to a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman the incident occurred on Sunday, where the officers were deployed.

Usman said the BOI was expected to turn in its report and findings in one week.

He said the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade received a report at about 12.50 p.m. on Sunday that a “staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians.

“An officer was dispatched 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…

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