Update: 50 Killed, 120 Injured As Nigerian Military Mistakenly Bombs IDPs Camp, As Red Cross Loses Six Staff
- Buhari ‘regrets’ civilian bombing
A total of 50 people were killed and 120 wounded when Nigerian fighter jets “mistakenly” bombed people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and aid workers in north-eastern Borno state, Reuters news agency is quoting medical charity Doctors Without Borders as saying.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said that six of its staff were killed in the air strike, AFP news agency is reporting.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhadri deeply regrets the “accidental” killing of civilains in an air strike by the military in a remote part of north-eastern Nigeria, his media adviser Femi Adesina has said.
The air force was engaged in the “final phase of mopping up insurgents” when “this regrettable operational mistake” happened, he added.