The Nigerian Army officer who was killed by a colleague in Bama on Wednesday, has been identified.
He was Lt B.S Ngorgi, who only got married last year and who lost a senior brother, a major, in active duty, also last year.
His attacker, according to posts on Twitter, has also been identified. He is Private Uzonna Maduabuchi.
Both Ngorgi and Maduabuchi were serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.
According to the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maduabuchi went berserk, shot and killed Ngorgi.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Musa said the incident occurred when Maduabuchi approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
He said that the Ngorgi’s attacker is in custody undergoing investigation while the general situation in the unit remains calm.
According to him, the remains of the deceased officer has been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
“Investigation into the case has since been instituted to determine the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.
“The family of the deceased has already been contacted.
“The Nigerian Army sympathises and condoles with the family at this trying moment, and pray to the Almighty God to repose the soul of the departed and grant his family and other loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace,” he said