Over 100 killed as NAF jet bombs IDP camp in Borno

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It was indeed a tragic day, yesterday, when a fighter jet involved in the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East fired at aid workers, soldiers and displaced persons in error, killing no fewer than 100 persons on the ground.

Borno IDP Camp
Over 100 killed as NAF jet bombs IDP camp in Borno

Aid workers confirmed to have been killed in the bombing included the officials of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), International Committee of the Red Cross and some refugees.

But the Nigerian Air Force said in a statement on Tuesday evening that it had begun an investigation into the accidental air strike.


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The NAF Director of Information and Public Relations, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said, “We are saddened by today’s accidental air strike by our fighter jet at Rann, in which innocent lives were lost. While available information is still sketchy, the loss occasioned by this unfortunate incident is deeply regretted.

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“We commiserate with the affected families and would update the public as soon as detailed facts emerge from the investigation.”

Source: The Punch

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