The Nigerian army has confirmed that a soldier shot and killed a staff of one of the Non-Governmental Organisations providing humanitarian support in the North-East.
Army spokesperson, Major Samson Nantip Zhakom further revealed that the soldier also shot a colleague and injured the co-pilot of one of the United Nations helicopters.
What led to the shooting is still not clear. Zhakom said;
“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.”