A soldier with the Nigerian army’s operation Hadin Kai in Borno state killed three civilians on Wednesday, March 23.
According to The Cable, the soldier said to have been under the influence of “psychotropic substances” without any provocation, opened fire on the residents of Mafa town in Mafa Local Government Area of the state.
“The lifeless bodies of three persons were laying down flat at Mafa presently while many people sustained gunshot wounds,” a witness said.
About 13 civilians are said to be currently receiving treatment following the gunshot injuries.
It was learnt that the Soldier has already been disarmed and arrested by the military authorities.
A relative to one of the deceased took to Facebook to share the lifeless body of the victim and wrote;
My elder brother was fired by the military man in Mafa local governement.
He was easy going, peaceful and law abiding.
May his soul rest in peace.