The military is still baffled as to what could have made a corporal attached to the Nigerian Army identified as Peter Omobuwa, open fire on his commanding officer, I.F. Ibiama in Borno state.

The officer suffered bullet wounds and was taken the 21 Brigade Medical Center, while the soldier was detained.

According to their source, “a junior officer with service number N/12897 open fired at the senior officer with service number 02NA/52/2588. The junior officer was disarmed and stabilised our detention facility,”

It is unknown what caused the incident to occur.

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The source added that a military panel was set up to investigate the matter, adding that findings will be made public within one week.

The term ‘fragging’ is what is used to describe the act of shooting a fellow officer, usually a superior one.

An incident of this nature happened in 2014 when some soldiers, angered by the loss of some of their colleagues in a Boko Haram ambush, opened fire on the vehicle of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ahmadu Mohammed.

The four soldiers involved in that incident were sentenced to death after a court martial.


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