There was tragedy at a military base in the northeastern part of Nigeria on Thursday, as a soldier killed a colleague and a worker of a non-governmental organisation, providing humanitarian support in the region.
The soldier was also said to have subsequently injured a co-pilot of a United Nations helicopter.
This is according to a release by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Samson Zhakom, on Thursday, posted on the Nigerian Army’s Facebook page.
While the cause of the soldier’s action was was yet to be known, the Army stated that he was immediately killed by other soldiers on ground.
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.
“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 neutralised the errant personnel.
“The injured co-pilot has been stabilised 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. Further details will be provided later.”
This is coming barely two days after a soldier also crushed an Army General to death with a car in Lagos.
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