According to Peoples Gazette, a suicidal army sergeant named Kabiru Aliyu, assigned to the 159th battalion Geidam in Yobe, shot two of his comrades on Wednesday, killing one and injuring the other.
According to a military source who spoke to The Gazette, Corporal Usman and Lance Corporal Goodluck were shot by Mr. Aliyu, who had injuries to his head and arm and claimed to be intoxicated.
Mr. Usman, who had been shot in the neck, passed away, but Mr. Goodluck, who had been wounded in the chest and arm, was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“Sgt Kabiru Aliyu who claimed to be drunk and used his personal riffle to fired CPL Usman on his neck and he died instantly, while Lcpl Good luck received two bullets, on the chest and on his hand,” the military source said.
According to the source, Mr Aliyu was in his military uniform while he opened fire on his colleagues with his rifle.
Photos of the personnel seen by The Gazette saw the late army personnel’s lifeless body with a gunshot wound on the neck, while Mr Goodluck laid on the hospital bed with blood stains from the gunshot.
However, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukwu, did not immediately respond to requests seeking comments on the incident.
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