An aggrieved officer of the Nigerian Army has reportedly killed four of his colleagues and himself, with two others sustaining serious injuries.
Bittertruth Media gathered the sad incident occurred at army super camp 15 in Malam Fatori, Borno state in the early hours of Wednesday.
This was confirmed by Sagir Musa, spokesman of the army in a statement.
He said efforts were ongoing to brief family members of the affected soldiers, adding that the case is being investigated.
“A Corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori went berserk in early hours of 26 February 2020 and opened fire killing 4 of his colleagues before shooting himself,” Musa said in a statement.
“Two of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and are currently in stable condition in our hospital in Maiduguri.
“Efforts are ongoing to contact the families of our gallant colleagues who paid the supreme price in the line of duty. May their gentle souls Rest In Peace.
“Meanwhile, investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.”
The strange act which has attracted mixed reaction has been blamed on depression and post-traumatic disorder.