A Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Army, Nwobodo Chinoso, has reportedly killed his commander identified as Lt. Sam Oladapo and two of his colleagues identified as Sgt Iliyasu Yunusa and private Attahiru Mohammed in Sokoto State.
The rampaging soldier committed suicide by shooting himself dead after after the triple murder over the weekend.
The late Lt. Oladapo was the Commander of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Rabah in Sokoto State.
He reportedly killed first killed his Commander and then proceeded to shoot Inusa, and Mohammed dead, to PR Nigeria.
According to the website, credible military sources in Sokoto who confirmed the story, however could not ascertain the mental stability of the trigger-happy soldier.
One of the sources told PRNigeria that: “At the moment, the Commander 8 Division Garrison and Commander 26 Battalion are at the location.
“They have made efforts to move the corpse of the slain personnel to the Usmanu Dan Fodio Teaching Hospital, even as they have since ordered an investigation into the cause of the incident”.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a top military officer in Sokoto, told PRNigeria that, “The soldier who killed his FOB Commander at Rabah, and two other colleagues of his, may perhaps be battling operational and psychological stress.
“It is something that is common with military personnel. But that’s not a justification for any of our soldiers to go haywire. Definitely, necessary action will be taken to forestall a recurrence. ”