Some yet-to-be-identified persons have killed a Nigerian soldier at Ajakurama community in Ovia South West area of Edo state, southern Nigeria, the Nigerian army has confirmed.
Spokesman for the troops in the zone Maj. Ibrahim Abdullahi confirmed the incident on Sunday.
According to the army official, the soldier, whose name and rank have yet to be disclosed, was killed last Friday.
Concise News had learned that the soldier was killed and buried in a shallow grave.
Army spokesman said, “Yes we have deployed some officers to Ajakurama community where one of our soldiers was killed by yet-to-be-identified persons.
“The aim is for the soldiers to carry out a surgical operation to isolate the culprits so that they can be arrested and handed over to relevant security agencies and be prosecuted.”
He, however, urged the villagers not to be afraid of the presence of military men in their midst, asking them to go about their normal, legitimate duties.