A soldier serving at the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Army Super Camp 15,Malam Fatori, Borno State, on Wednesday shot at his colleagues, killing four of them before shooting himself.
The unnamed assailant, a Corporal of the Nigerian Army, also left two of his colleagues injured in the incident.
Colonel Sagir Musa, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, confirmed the killings in a statement.
He said: “A corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, Malam Fatori, went berserk in early hours of February 26, 2020 and opened fire, killing four of his colleagues before shooting himself.
“Two of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and are currently in stable condition in our hospital in Maiduguri.”
Musa said efforts were ongoing “to contact the families of our gallant colleagues who paid the supreme price in the line of duty. May their gentle souls Rest In Peace.”
He also stated that investigation into the case has been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.