A soldier of the Nigerian Army has allegedly shot dead his superior officer in Bama local government area of Borno state. Private Azunna Maduabuchi was said to have fired eight shots at his commander, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi  of the 202 Tank Battalion, killing him on the spot sources said. Insurgents ambush, kill 20 soldiers in Borno […]

A soldier of the Nigerian Army has allegedly shot dead his superior officer in Bama local government area of Borno state.

Private Azunna Maduabuchi was said to have fired eight shots at his commander, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi  of the 202 Tank Battalion, killing him on the spot sources said.

Daily Trust learnt that the incidents occurred on Wednesday after an operation against Boko Haram insurgents.

The suspected killer was said to have been nursing grudges for unknown reasons against his commander.

According to the an insider who spoke to our correspondent in confidence, the soldier fired 8 rounds of live bullets at the officer from behind.

The source said that the slain lieutenant, Ngorgi graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2016 as a member of regular course 63 and later commissioned into the Nigerian Army.

It was further learnt that the Lieutenant got married last year December.

He would be buried at Maimalari military cemetery in Maiduguri on Thursday.

The sources confirmed that the suspect had been arrested and currently in detention in military police cells.

Source:Daily Trust