Rann Accidental Bombing: Nigeria Army Says Its Mistaken Killed 112 People
The Nigeria’s army has confirmed that the Rann Accidental Bombing when it mistakenly killed 112 people in a camp for Internally displaced people IDPs in the country’s northeast two weeks ago.
Another 97 people were injured when jets pursuing Boko Haram militants accidentally struck the camp in the town of Rann, Borno state, on Jan. 17, army spokesman Lucky Irabor told reporters on Thursday.
Boko Haram has waged a violent, more than seven-year campaign to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous country, leaving an estimated 20,000 people dead and forcing more than 2 million from their homes. Rann hosts about 43,000 of the displaced, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The Rezponder recall that the Rann Accidental Bombing occurred when Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed internally displaced people IDPs camp on Tuesday, Jan. 17, killing refugees and wounding aid workers, according to Borno state official.
A Red Cross worker said 20 volunteers with the aid group had been killed.