The Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed the arrest of a soldier for alleged killing of seven civilians, including a three years old girl in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Col. Obinna Azuikpe, Intelligence Coordinator, Theatre Command of the Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), disclosed this while briefing journalists on the military’s operations in the North-East.
Mr Azuikpe said that about 16 persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in the incident which occurred on Tuesday in Mafa market.
He further explained that the injured victims had been hospitalised, while the “shooter” was arrested by the military police.
Meanwhile, another incidents involving two police men killing soldiers were separately recorded in Maiduguri.
Mr Azuikpe attributed the incidents to “post traumatic stress disorder and drug abuse.”
The coordinator said the Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa had ensured that troops maintained discipline in all parts of the theatre of operation.
However, the Theatre Commander has set up a joint committee to review the existing codes of conduct in the operations.
He reiterated commitment of the military authorities towards improving the welfare of the troops.