Tragedy Strikes As Policeman Kills Soldier in Borno State

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Tragedy has struck in Maiduguri, Borno State, as a policeman has reportedly killed a soldier attached to the Operation Hadin Kai at the Shehu of Borno palace.

The deceased, Donatus Vonkong, a Warrant Officer of the Nigerian Army was said to have been shot and killed by a drunken policeman.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Jimmy Akpor has reacted to the incident.

According to him:

“When things like this happen, it could be accidental, but there are procedures for handling such issues. It does not suggest inter-agency conflicts. This is an isolated issue, and when they do occur, the various services have mechanisms for handling them.

“And I’m very sure that Operation HADIN Kai will investigate and carry out the necessary clear mechanism to ensure that it does not happen again. The most important thing is that we guide against future occurrences.

“There are mechanisms for handling such issues, it does not in any way portray conflicts between the military and the police. After all, they are all deployed together for the overall efforts of counter-insurgency operations over there.”

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