Soldier Came Ranting, Insulting UN Air Crew And Humanitarian Workers Before Shooting – Eyewitness
….As Military Confirmed Incident in Borno
By: James Bwala
An eyewitness, who saw how some of the humanitarian workers escaped death following a brain seizure from a soldier fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast Nigeria revealed that the soldier came ranting and raining insults
on the UN air crew and humanitarians workers calling them all sorts of names before he started shooting.
The eyewitness, who pleaded not to be mentioned said he was at the base to deliver a message when trouble started living two soldiers dead and a humanitarian worker, who was latter identify as an international staff from Ethiopia.
“All of a sudden he opened fire on the captain (pilot) who tried to escape.It is still uncertain if the pilot was injured or not.
“After that he (soldier) turned towards the humanitarians and started firing. The humanitarians took to their heels and scampered for safety.
According to him those ran in all directions creating chaos in the base as gunshot from the soldier rant the air.
“While they were running, one of the MDM staff (an expat) fell to the ground and the soldier came upon her and stabbed her with knife multiple times until she gave up the ghost.
“The other humanitarians took to their heels all over the military base.
“While the soldier was stabbing the expat, his fellow soldier tried to disarm him but unfortunately he was also stabbed to death.
“The military authority immediately gave a standing order and the perpetrator (solider) was gunned down.” He said.
Also confirming the incident, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Samson Nantip Zhakom, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“The Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI regrets to inform the 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.
“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”.
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