May 28, 2024

Soldier kills colleague, injures pilot in North-East

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that one of its personnel shot and killed his colleague as well as an NGO staff member.

The Army made the disclosure in a statement by the Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, Headquarters of Theatre Command, Operation HADIN KAI, Samson Nantip Zhakom

According to the statement, a co-pilot of a United Nations (UN) helicopter was injured in the North-East.

“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,” the statement reads.

It adds, “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 statement further states that 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, the Army said in the statement.

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