A Nigerian army sergeant identified as Silas Ninyo has reportedly killed himself and his superior, Captain T. Mani yesterday, Sunday, November 12, in Chibok, Borno state.
According to the report from Sahara Reporters, Captain Mani stopped Sergeant Ninyo from beating innocent civilians in Chibok after responding to distress calls from locals.
On getting to the scene, Mani reportedly attempted to disarm the sergeant, but was killed in the while doing that. The sergeant also killed himself and injured four others around.
A team of soldiers, led by one Captain T. Mani (N/14430), was providing security for worshippers during Sunday service in Chibok and received a distress call that Staff Sergeant Ninyo was beating civilians for unknown reasons.
Captain Mani, accompanied by soldiers, moved to the scene and freed the civilians. But while trying to disarm the errant soldier, Captain Mani was shot dead by Staff Sergeant Ninyo, who later shot himself dead after killing four others,β a situation report by the Nigerian army said.
The report also stated that the corpses of both soldiers have been deposited at a military hospital in Yola, Adamawa state, adding that troops are on red alert to avert any untoward reaction following the incident.