A viral video shows a personnel of the Nigerian Army capturing the spot where Nigerian Air Force fighter jets shelled and killed their ground soldiers because they thought they were insurgents.
A source told SaharaReporters that a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army sent to the community was mistakenly bombed by an Air Force fighter jet.
“The Boko Haram terrorists disguised in military uniform and gained access to the camp. They came in different groups and could not be counted. The Nigerian Army were pinned down, they requested for reinforcement, the reinforcement got on their way only to get smoked by the Nigerian Airforce.
“The (reinforcement team) was coming from Ngandu and were killed by an airstrike. The Air Force mistook them for Boko Haram as both were cladded in similar military uniform and operational vehicles,” a source said.
Watch the video below:
Nigerian soldiers said their location was targeted by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets on Sunday.
Reports said the Air Force mistook ground troops for insurgents.
The Gazette has reached the Air Force for comments about the soldiers’ claim.
Video: Shehu Zubair. pic.twitter.com/Lz1FUkHA3w
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) April 26, 2021
The Nigerian airforce is yet to react to the incident as at the time of filing this report.
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