Army institutes panel on killing of soldiers in Chibok

Abuja, Nov. 13, 2017 (TNE) The Nigerian Army on Monday said it has instituted a board of inquiry into the circumstances under which a Staff Sergeant shot dead a Captain on Sunday and turned the gun on himself.

The incident took place at Chibok, the town in northeast Nigeria, where over 200 schoolgirls of the Government Girls Secondary School were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists, a statement issued by the Army said on Monday.

An Army situation report stated that a team of soldiers led by Captain Mani was providing security for worshippers during Sunday Service in Chibok and it received a distress call that Staff Sergeant Silas Ninyo was beating civilians for unknown reasons.

Captain Mani, accompanied by soldiers, moved to the scene and freed the civilians. However, while trying to disarm the errant soldier, Captain Mani was shot dead by Staff Sergeant Ninyo, who later shot himself dead after killing four others.

(TNE)

 

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