On Wednesday, an unidentified soldier with the Nigerian army’s Hadin Kai operation has reportedly killed nine civilians, including a three-year-old girl, in Borno State.
According to eyewitnesses, the drunken soldier was with one of his companions at a checkpoint in town on Wednesday when the incident occurred.
One of the residents who witnessed the incident said the trigger-happy officer opened fire and killed seven people on the spot, including a three-year-old girl. Sixteen others received gunshot wounds, two of whom died later. The other 14 victims have been hospitalized and are receiving treatment for injuries sustained from the incident