By Enyichukwu Enemanna
A soldier whose name is yet to be ascertained has reportedly killed his colleague, an official of a non-governmental organisation providing humanitarian support in the North East Operation Hadin Kai and injured the co-pilot of one of the UN helicopters.
This was contained in a statement Major Samson Nantip Zhakom, Asistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Headquarters of Theatre Command, Operation HADIN KAI.
The statement read in part, “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,”
It added, “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.”