Another Nigerian soldier kills colleague, humanitarian worker

In what seems a bizarre circumstance, an erratic Nigerian soldier has shot dead his colleague and a United Nation’s humanitarian worker. The said soldier also shot at a co-pilot of UN-owned helicopter, before he was subdued.

The incident happened in Borno, where Nigeria is battling terrorism and catering to large number of internally displaced persons in camps.

The shooting comes a day after an inebriated soldier in Lagos knocked down a senior army instructor Brigadier General Audu James.

TheCornet gathered that the latest tragedy to befall the army happened in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.

Major Samson Zhakom, the Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, said that the injured co-pilot had been stabilized while an investigation was ongoing.

“The theatre command Operation Hadin Kai regrets to inform the general 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 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.”

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