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UNMIL Soldier Shot Dead

A soldier of the Nigerian Contingent of the United Nations Mission In Liberia (UNMIL) has reportedly been shot dead.

The incident occurred when an unknown gun man shot him twice in the stomach and once in the chest early Saturday, 9 April on the Campus of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI)  in Kakata, Margibi County.

Correspondent Tarnue Flomo in the region reported that the Nigerian, Friday Okum was killed at about 3:45 a.m at the UNMIL Base. He said the assailant exchanged his old AK-47 rifle with that of the deceased  which was loaded with about 30 rounds that got missing this year’s February from the same base.

An insider told our reporter that there were six officers on guard that night, with 4 in their tents, while two went on patrol around the fence when they heard the shooting.

Our reporter said upon hearing the gun fire, they returned immediately to ascertain what had happened only to realize that their colleague was shot twice in the stomach and once in the chest by an unknown person.

There are also reports that the particular arm left by the assassin was the same one used during the robbery at the Total Gas Station in Smell-No-Taste or Unification Town near Robertsfield.

A similar gun is said to have been used by robbers at the Emmanuel Yah Gas Station in Kakata, where there was an attempt on Benjamin Marshall (An Aspirant for Todee district in the Pending Elections) and a robbery in The Morris American Rubber Company (MARCO) in Todee, Montserrado County.

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