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In Chibok: Sergeant kills Army captain in tragic shooting

A team of Nigerian soldiers.

The remains of the two soldiers have been deposited at Brigade Medical Centre in Yola, Adamawa State.

A staff sergeant of the Nigerian Army, Silas Ninyo, tragically committed murder-suicide on Sunday, November 12, 2017, when he gunned down Army captain, named as T. Mani, and took his own life afterwards in Chibok, Borno State.

While on patrol with other officers on Sunday morning, the captain had responded to a distress call that indicated that Ninyo had been misbehaving with civilians at a nearby location.

After the response team tried to disarm the sergeant, he opened fire in their direction and struck Mani who was reportedly killed on the spot.

While the reasons for Ninyo's assault on the unarmed civilians are unknown, Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, has announced that the military has set up a board of inquiry to probe the incident.

He explained that the situation started when Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade received a report at about 12:50 pm on Sunday that a staff was seen to be drunk and misbehaving to civilians.

He continued, "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 himself. Their remains have since been evacuated to a military facility."

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The remains of the two soldiers have been deposited at Brigade Medical Centre in Yola, Adamawa State.

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