A soldier who shot and murdered an aid worker on Thursday in Damboa LGA of Borno was slain by the Nigerian troops.
According to a statement released on Thursday by Samson Zhakom, assistant director of army public affairs, the soldier allegedly injured a helicopter co-pilot in addition to killing another soldier.
The injured co-pilot, according to Zhakom, has been stabilized, and a probe into the regrettable incident has started.
“The theatre command Operation Hadin Kai regrets to inform the general public of a sad occurrence at one of our military bases today. A soldier shot and killed a staff of one of the NGOs providing humanitarian support in the North East,” the statement reads.
“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.: