So many feared dead as Nigerian fighter jet drops a bomb at the Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno State.
There are thousands of IDP at the Rann IDP camp which is located in Kala-balge Local Government Area of the North East state.
Report stated that six (6) Red Cross workers were also killed;
#BREAKING Six Red Cross workers killed in Nigeria air strike: ICRC
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 17, 2017
Confirming the incident, the Theatre Commander of Nigerian forces in Borno, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, said that;
“This morning today, we received reports about gathering of Boko Haram terrorists somewhere in Kala Balge Local Government area of Borno State. We got a coordinate and I directed that the air should go to address the problem.
“Unfortunately the strike was conducted but it turned out that the locals somewhere in Rann were affected.
“We are yet to get the details of the casualties. But we have some civilians that have been killed, others are wounded and we also have two of our soldiers that were also wounded. Among some that are wounded are local staffs of the Medicine Sans Frontiers as well as ICRC,” he said.
The International Red Cross (ICRC), helicopter has been deployed to the camp to evacuated the wounded to hospitals.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said;
I received with regret news that the Air Force,working to mop up BH insurgents, accidentally bombed a civilian community in Rann,Borno State
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 17, 2017