A sergeant of the Nigerian Army, identified as Adegor Okpako went rogue. He attacked four of his colleagues, murdered another and commited suicide at the 192 Battalion in the Gwoza area of Borno State.
According to PUNCH Metro, the incident occurred around 3pm on Wednesday, 19th of September, during what was referred to as in-theatre training in the army base.
However, while some people claimed that Okpako deliberately killed Saka and injured four others before committing suicide, the Nigerian Army said it was a case of accidental discharge.
A source said Okpako came to the army base two days before and embarked on a random shooting, adding that the four injured personnel were three soldiers and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the incident on its Twitter page, saying the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, had ordered a board of enquiry to investigate the incident.
The Chief of Army Staff has directed the Commander 26 Brigade Gwoza to immediately constitute a board of inquiry to unravel the circumstances that led to this unfortunate situation.
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) September 19, 2018
Some Nigerians on Twitter demanded that the army disclose the truth of the matter and the identities of the deceased soldiers.
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