Army Apologises to Abia over Shooting of Nwaogwu, Arrests Killer-soldier 




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By Collins Edomaruse  
Nigerian Army Saturday apologised to Nigerians over shooting of one Chimaobi Nwaogu by a soldier deployed in Abia State.
Deputy Director,  Army Public Relations,  82 Div,  Col. Aliyu Yusuf, who issued the statement,  said: “The Nigerian Army deeply regrets this unfortunate incident and  pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
“We also pray that the  almighty God will strengthen his family, loved ones and the entire Abians for this irreparable  loss.”
Yusuf assured Nigerians that justice would be served as the soldier, who pulled the trigger, Lance  Corporal Ajayi  Johnson, has been arrested and detained.
Full details of the statement…
UPDATE REPORT ON THE SHOOTING  INCIDENT THAT LED TO THE DEATH OF MR CHIMAOBI NWAOGWU AT UMUOKEREKE NGWA COMMUNITY  OF ABIA STATE 
Reference to our earlier press release on the incident that led to the shooting of an innocent citizen, Mr Chimaobi Nwaogu of Umuokereke-Ngwa, in Obingwa LGA Abia State. Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public that:
Further  investigation on the incident revealed that Lance  Corporal Ajayi Johnson one of  the soldiers deployed at Forward Operations Base   Ohanze for security  duty absconded  his duty location to an unknown destination and was reported to have been involved in a scuffle that led to the shooting and killing of the Okada rider, Mr Chimaobi on Wednesday 7 August 2019. The soldier was casually dressed in camouflage T-shirt which led to the initial  suspected identity of the culprit as a cultist.
The soldier has since  been arrested and detained. Disciplinary procedure is in progress. He will be  tried according to extant military law and if found culpable will be dismissed and handed over to the Civil  Police for prosecution.
The Nigerian Army deeply regrets this unfortunate incident and  pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased, We also pray that the  almighty God will strengthen his family, loved ones and the entire Abians for this irreparable  loss.
*ALIYU YUSUF  
COLONEL
DEPUTY  DIRECTOR ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS              
82  DIVISION NIGERIAN ARMY           10 AUGUST 2019
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