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Nigerian army confirms soldier shot dead colleague and NGO staff in northeast

Nigerian army confirms a soldier shot his colleague and an NGO staff in North East

The Nigerian army has confirmed that a a soldier shot and killed a staff member of one of the non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian aid in the northeast.

Army spokesman Major Samson Nantip Zhakom further disclosed that the soldier also shot a colleague and injured the co-pilot of one of the UN helicopters.

What led to the shooting is still unclear. Zhakom said;

“The Theater Command of Operation HADIN KAI regrets to inform the public of a sad event that occurred today at one of our military bases.

“A soldier shot and killed a staff member of one of the NGOs providing humanitarian aid in the North East. The same soldier also killed another soldier and injured the co-pilot of one of the UN helicopters.

“Our own troops on the ground immediately neutralized the wandering personnel. The injured co-pilot was stabilized while the bodies of the deceased were transferred to the 7th Division Hospital. A detailed incident investigation and subsequent corrective actions have begun on this highly regrettable incident.

“Further details will be provided later.”

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