An officer of the Nigerian Army and two soldiers have been shot dead by another soldier who later shot himself dead in Rabbah local government Area of Sokoto state.
In a statement signed by the Director Army Public, Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu says the deceased officer was the commander of a military formation known as Forward Operation Base, where troops were deployed for Internal Security Operations.
The Nigerian Army has instituted investigations into the unfortunate incident in order to forestall such incidents.
It further says the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, who also doubles as the Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji Major General Godwin Mutkut and other senior officers had visited the location and commiserated with the troops for loosing their colleagues in such an unfortunate situation.
The GOC urged the troops to be their brother’s keepers and report any suspicious behaviour observed amongst their colleagues and encouraged them to remain calm and committed in the discharge of their duties.