A soldier of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, March 5, went berserk, killing his Commander, and two others, and thereafter committed suicide at Forward Operating Base, Rabah, in Sokoto State.
The soldier identified as Lance Corporal Nwobobo Chinoso of 223 Battalion Zuru, Kebbi State, was deployed at Forward Operating Base Rabah, where the incident happened at the residence of the Base commander on Sunday, March 5.
He is said 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 incident is said to have happened at about 5pm. The cause of incident is yet unknown while investigation has commenced immediately.
“At about 051700A MAR 23. LCPL Nwobobo Chinnoso of 223 Battalion Zuru Attached to 26 and Deployed at Forward Operating Base RABAH, opened fire and Killed the Forward Operating Base Commander Lt. TI SAM-OLADAPO, The Command Sergeant Major (CSM) SSGT Iliyasu Inusa and Pte Attahiru Mohammed, inside the Commander’s accomodation before killing himself.” a signal released by the Army reads.
The Commander, 8 Division Garrison and Commanding Officer, 26 Battalion were said to have visited the location, while efforts are ongoing to move the corpses to Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) in Sokoto.