A soldier of Nigerian Army acting in distress, has reportedly killed his Commander, two others and thereafter committed suicide at Forward Operating Base (FOB), Rabah, in Sokoto State.
Although Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, could not be reached for reactions, credible military sources confirmed that the incident took place on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at about 5pm.
TheFact Daily learnt that the soldier, identified as Lance Corporal Nwobodo Chinonso of 223 Battalion Zuru, Kebbi State, was deployed at Forward Operating Base Rabah.
He was reported to have opened fire and killed the FOB Commander, Lt. T.I. Sam-Oladapo, two other soldiers including the Command Sergeant Major (CSM), Iliyasu Inusa and Private Attahiru Mohammed, before turning the gun on himself.
The Commander, 8 Division Garrison and Commanding Officer, 26 Battalion were said to have visited the location, while efforts were ongoing to move the corpses to Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) in Sokoto.
Sources also said that the mental stability of the trigger-happy soldier could not be ascertained, but that investigation into the matter had commenced.