July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Military To Probe Death Of Seven Children Mistakenly Killed By NAF Airstrikes In Niger

The Nigerian Military has intensify move to probe the killing of seven innocent children by an airstrike targeted at Bandits in the Madari region of Niger Republic


Chaibou Aboubacar, Governor of the Maradi region, which shares boundary with Nigeria’s Kano State, made the disclosure on Sunday.


Four children died instantly and three others succumbed “to their injuries while being transported to hospital,” he said.


He added that “the parents were attending a ceremony and the children were probably playing when the strikes hit them.”


Meanwhile, Security Focus gathered that the military high command had ordered a probe into the incident so as to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing of the children during the bombing raid.


“Yes. We are aware and an Investigation has commenced. We believe there are terrorists around that area but we are investigating,”, a military source said.


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