South African operative Leon Lotz.
JOHANNESBURG - A South African private military contractor has been killed in Nigeria.
Leon Lotz had been helping fight terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Lotz was also a former member of the now defunct counterinsurgency unit, Koevoet.
Friends today conveyed their condolences to his wife and son on Facebook.
Network24 reported that a foreign vehicle driver and five other Nigerian soldiers were killed in the incident that resulted in Lotz&39;s death.