February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Soldiers Open Fire On Colleague Who Went Berserk, Killed Senior Officer In Sokoto

A soldier identified as James Kingsley has been gunned down by fellow troops after he went on a shooting rampage, resulting in the death of his senior officer.

The tragic incident occurred at the Forward Operational Base in Magami, Sokoto, under the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD).

The slain senior officer, a Second Lieutenant identified as OC Ukachuckwu (N/19548), lost his life during the incident that took place on Sunday at 6:05 pm.

According to a military source, Kingsley went berserk and opened fire, killing Ukachuckwu, before being subdued by other soldiers present at the scene.

Some of Kingsley’s colleagues sustained injuries during the incident but are reported to be stable in the hospital.

A military signal made available to newsmen and signed by Major MD Mikaailu read, “I TXT(.) SPECIAL SITREP (.) INCIDENT REPORT (.) AT ABOUT 041805HRS(.) WHILE ON STAND TO PERIOD 03NA/53/1572 CPL JAMES KINGSLEY FROM 26BN ATT TO TEAM 3 FOR OPHD FIRED 2LT OC UKACHUKWU (N/19548) AT TANGO 2 FOB MAGAMI (.) THE SLDRS WENT ON FIRING EVERYONE ON SIGHT(.) AND HE WAS GUNNED DOWN BY FELLOW SLDRS PRESENT AT THE TANGO(.) BOTH LATE OFFR AND SLDR WERE RUSHED TO MAGAMI GEN HOSP WHERE THE OFFR WAS CONFIRMED DEAD(.) SIT WITHIN OWN FOB IS UNDER CON (.) SY SIT REMAINS CC (.) OTHERWISE NTR (.)DETAIL LATER (.) PSE ACK///.”

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