A Nigerian Army corporal allegedly killed four soldiers before taking his own life on Wednesday with his service rifle, the Nigerian Army has said.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, revealed this on Wednesday evening.
Musa said that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
He said, “A corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, Malam Fatori, went berserk in early hours of February 26, 2020 and opened fire, killing four of his colleagues before shooting himself.
“Two of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and are currently in stable condition in our hospital in Maiduguri.”
He added that investigation into the case had begun to determine circumstances leading to the killings.
The corporal, serving at a camp in the restive northeast state of Borno, also injured two others, said Sagir Musa, spokesperson for the army said in a statement.
Musa said the wounded were currently in a stable condition at an army hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Investigations are underway to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident, he said.
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