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ARMY PERSONNEL KILL COLLEAGUES AND COMMIT SUICIDE

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ARMY PERSONNEL KILL COLLEAGUES AND COMMIT SUICIDE

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 of 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 statement says the incident could not be immediately ascertained, as the soldier who killed his colleagues also shot himself immediately.

ARMY PERSONNEL KILL COLLEAGUES AND COMMIT SUICIDE

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The Nigerian Army has instituted investigations into the unfortunate incident to forestall such incidents.

It further says the General Officer Commanding the 8 Division Nigerian Army, who also doubles as the Commander of Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut and other senior officers had visited the location commiserated with the troops for losing their colleagues in such an unfortunate situation.

The statement quoted the GOC urging the troops to be their brother’s keepers and report any suspicious behaviour observed amongst their colleagues. However, it encouraged them to remain calm and committed to discharging their duties.


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