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Lieutenant Killed By His Soldier To Be Buried Today

On Wednesday, July 29th Lieutenant BS Ngorgi the Adjutant of 202 Tank Battalion Bama Northeastern Nigeria, was shot and killed by a Soldier in his unit.

An eye witness told HumAngle that the troops returned to their base in Bama shortly after an operation against Boko Haram when a soldier named Private Azunna Maduabuchi decided to settle a score with his commander with his rifle. He fired eight rounds at the officer, at close range, killing him on the spot.

The lieutenant Babakaka Shehu Ngorgi graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2016 as a member of regular course 63 and later commissioned into the Nigerian Army.

Ngorgi’s late elder brother was a Major General in the Nigerian Army. The younger Ngorgi, who is newly wedded, will be buried this morning in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno.

In recent years, the Nigerian Army has experienced multiple incidents of fratricide in units involved with the ongoing counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operation against Boko Haram.

In November 2017, the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing of an Officer by a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, deployed on duty in Chibok, Borno State.

Recently In February, A soldier serving at Army Super Camp 15 located at Malam Fatori, Borno State, killed himself after killing four of his colleagues and injured two others.

Similarly, in February, A corporal in the Nigerian Army allegedly killed a Mobile Police officer with an Anti-Aircraft Rifle (AAF), following an altercation at Makara Area of Gwoza Council of Borno State.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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  1. It is depression: the boys could have ended this shit in days, but the commanders’ ego calls the shots. They don’t want to end this nonsense. Simple

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