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JUST IN: Nigerian soldier guns down colleague, NGO staff


A Nigerian soldier on Thursday gunned down his colleague and a staff of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

The unfortunate incident which took place at a military base in the North East of Nigeria, also saw a United Nations’ helicopter pilot sustaining injuries during the attack.

Major Samson Nantip Zhakom, an Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Headquarters Theatre Command, Operation HADIN KAI confirmed it in a statement made available to newsmen.

It reads, “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 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. Further details will be provided later. ”



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