Soldier shoots Colleague over alleged travel pass row.
31, July 2020.
The Nigerian army officer who allegedly shot and killed his colleague on the 29th of July 2020 in Bama Born State, has come out to give reasons behind his action.
Recall that news filtered in about a trooper of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, who went beserk at about 10:30am on the 29th of July 2020 and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) Lt. Babakaka Ngorgi, which led to his death.
The sad incident was said to have happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing infront of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call.
However, fresh details have emerged on why the soldier killed his adjutant.
According to punchng, the perpetrator revealed that he killed the deceased, Lt. Babakaka Ngorgi, for allegedly refusing to give him a travel pass to enable him resolve his inability to access his salary account, which had been frozen for about eight months.
The shooting reportedly threw the officers and men of the 202 Battalion into confusion.
It was further revealed that the suspected killer’s bank account was frozen by the authorities because he went AWOL (away without official leave) for six months.
He was said to have returned to his unit in Bama and had been pestering the deceased to give him a travel pass so that he could sort out the problem, but Ngorgi reportedly refused to accede to his request.
But the matter took a tragic turn when the soldier went to the deceased’s office and gunned him down.
A source said, “The tragic incident occurred at the 202 Battalion, Bama, when a soldier shot his adjutant. They had a disagreement over an undisclosed issue.
“So, on Wednesday morning, he emptied his magazine of 30 rounds on the officer. The soldier was arrested and handcuffed immediately.”
Sadly, the deceased, Ngorgi, got married last December.
This unfortunate incident came at a time when 630 ‘repentant’ members of the deadly terrorist group Boko Haram were integrated into the society they once terrorised.