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Troops kill soldier who shot aid worker to death in Borno

Ahmad Sahabi

Troops have killed a soldier who shot an aid worker on Thursday in Damboa LGA of Borno.

Samson Zhakom, assistant director of army public relations, in a statement on Thursday, said the soldier also killed another soldier and injured a helicopter co-pilot before he was neutralised.

Zhakom said the injured co-pilot has been stabilised, and that investigation has commenced into the regrettable incident.

“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.

The development comes hours after Audu James, a brigadier-general in the Nigerian army, was killed in a car crash in Lagos.


James was said to have been knocked down by a soldier who was drunk.

James, the monitor-general of the senior executive course (SEC) 40 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Plateau state, had died from injuries sustained after he was knocked down.

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