Nigerian Air Force Jet mistakenly bombs Katsina village, Casualties unknown

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Tragedy struck on Wednesday as a military jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force bombed Kunkuna village in the Safana Local Government Area of ​​Katsina State, killing a yet-to-be ascertained number of villagers.

Although information about the incident is still hazy, it was learned that the military jet’s pilots “accidentally” hit the wrong coordinates while trying to target a bandit camp nearby.

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Earlier today, Kunkuna Village in Katsina State’s Safana Local Government Area received airstrikes from a military jet. Currently, we are unable to confirm the number of fatalities, a source said.

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Edward Gabkwet, the Air Force’s spokesperson, did not pick up or return calls from SaharaReporters.

Terrorists attacked a front team in President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy on Tuesday in Katsina.

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In the past, villagers in northeastern Nigeria have reported some civilian casualties from aerial bombardments.

In 2020, a bomb dropped by a military jet defending against a Boko Haram assault landed in a compound where residents were celebrating a child’s baptism.

In April 2021, a fighter jet also on a mission against Boko Haram extremists accidentally bombed Nigerian Army soldiers, killing over 20 officers.

The soldiers from Ngandu village who had been re-enforced were reportedly en route to Mainok, the administrative centre of the Kaga Local Government Area in Borno state, which was being attacked by terrorists from the Boko Haram faction backed by the Islamic State known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd.

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Some of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram and released in 2017 claimed that three of their classmates were killed by airstrikes.

Some wedding guests were killed in June 2021 as a result of an offensive aerial bombardment of the NAF Alpha jet carried out in the vicinity of Genu town in Niger State.

A military jet bombed a village in the Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State in September 2021, killing about 10 villagers.

A Nigerian community near Lake Chad was bombed by an Air Force jet a few days later.

In the Niger Republic, seven children were accidentally killed and five others were injured in an airstrike by the Nigerian Air Force in February 2022 that was intended to target bandits.


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