A Nigerian Army Staff Sergeant, Silas Ninyo (93NA/36/2608), has shot dead Captain T. Mani, who stopped him from beating innocent civilians in Chibok, Borno State and four others before taking his life today.
An Army situation report (No.64) stated that a team of soldiers led by one Captain T. Mani (N/14430) was providing security for worshippers during Sunday Service in Chibok and received a distress call that Staff Sergeant Ninyo was beating civilians for unknown reasons.
Captain Mani, accompanied by soldiers, moved to the scene and freed the civilians. However, while trying to disarm the errant soldier, Captain Mani was shot dead by Staff Sergeant Ninyo, who later shot himself dead.
Corpses of both soldiers, added the situation report, have been deposited at a military hospital in Yola. It equally stated that troops are on red alert to avert any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, a press release signed by Brigadier general Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director, Army Public Relations has said that the Headquarters of the 28 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army has instituted a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to unravel the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.
The BOI’s report is expected in a week’s time.