A serving soldier with Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State allegedly opened fire on his colleague and a not-for-profit worker providing humanitarian support to the northwest region.
The soldier, according to Major Samson Nantip Zhakom, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, also injured a pilot of one of the United Nations helicopters. The spokesman, condemning the incident, disclosed that the wiring soldier had been arrested and the injured pilot had been taken care of.
“The Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI regrets to inform the general public of a sad occurrence at one of our military base today,” the spokesman 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,” he added.
Zhakom added that the matter is being investigated and remedial actions have commenced to avert a similar occurrence.