A corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori in Borno State has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four of them.
He later committed suicide by shooting himself in the early hours of Wednesday, according to a statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa.
Colonel Musa disclosed that two other soldiers who were injured during the shooting are currently recuperating and are in stable condition in an undisclosed hospital in Maiduguri.
He said efforts are ongoing to contact the families of “our gallant colleagues, who paid the supreme price in the line of duty.”
Meanwhile, the Army Command has instituted an investigation into the occurrence, to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.