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Soldier Opens Fire on Colleague, Humanitarian Worker in Borno

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.

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“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.

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Zhakom added that the matter is being investigated and remedial actions have commenced to avert a similar occurrence.

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