A Nigerian soldier attached to Mogadishu Cantonment, a military barracks in Abuja, reportedly shot a guard commander after an argument on his alarming alcohol consumption rate.
It was gathered that soldier who returned drunk after a short break, was confronted by the guard commander who asked him to change up for duty. However the drunk soldier who changed into his uniform, picked up his rifle, came back and shot the guard commander.
Upon realizing what he has done, the soldier allegedly shot himself but missed his own head and shot his mouth. He was rushed to the hospital, and his present condition is still not known at the time of filing this report.
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This is coming few days after we reported that a Nigerian soldier committed suicide in Borno State. The late Nigerian soldier identified as Adegor Okpako, was attached to a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza. He reportedly committed suicide at about 2:50 p.m on Wednesday, after killing another sergeant colleague identified as Saka.
Though it is not clear if Okpako was receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder or any form of mental health crisis, however it was gathered that the late soldier also left three soldiers and a member of the civilian joint task force seriously wounded in the random shooting. Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Army tweeted shortly before 12 a.m. Thursday that the incident was a case of accidental discharge during training on Wednesday afternoon. However sources told Premium Times that it was a suicide case as no training was going on when the incident occurred, contrary to the claim by the Army.
There was also a report of a regular in the Nigerian Army who reportedly stabbed his colleague to death, while allegedly acting under the influence of drugs in Plateau State.