Troops neutralize soldier who killed colleague, aide worker in Borno

Troops neutralize soldier who killed colleague, aide worker in Borno

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Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI troops have neutralized errant soldier who killed an aide worker and shot his colleague dead in Borno State.

The Nigerian army spokesperson, Major Samson Nantip Zhakom on Thursday in a statement, said the staff of a Non Governmental Organization, was providing humanitarian support in the North-East region in Nigeria.

Zhakom reveals that the soldier also shot a colleague and injured the co-pilot of one of the United Nations helicopters.

But he lamented that the circumstances that led to the shooting are not yet clear, assuring that “Further details will be provided later”.

The statement read: “The Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI regrets to inform the public of a sad occurrence at one of our military base today,” the statement said.

A soldier shot and killed a staff of one of the NGOs providing humanitarian support in the North East. Same soldier also killed another soldier and injured the co-pilot of one of the UN helicopters.

Own troops on the ground immediately neutralized the errant personnel. The injured co-pilot has been stabilized while the corpses of the deceased have been moved to the 7 Division Hospital. Detailed investigation into the incident and subsequent remedial actions have commenced into the highly regrettable incident”, according to the statement.

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