Soldier kills superior who ‘refused him pass to go see his family’

A soldier of the Nigerian army’s 202 battalion in Bama, Borno state, has killed a lieutenant who did not give him a pass to visit his family, sources have told TheCable. 

A pass is a written permission to be away from one’s military unit for a limited period of time, and with the army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, it could be for seven, 10 or 14 days.

The soldier had requested a pass to visit his family over an urgent matter, and when he was turned down on Wednesday, he fired shots at the lieutenant who is the battalion’s adjutant responsible for administrative matters.

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