Babagana Malarima, the Chairman of Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, where Rann Internally Displaced Persons camp is located said that a total of 234 people were killed and buried after the bombing of the IDP by a Nigerian military jet.
On 17 January, 2017, a Nigerian jet mistakenly bombed Rann IDP camp where thousands of displaced persons and refugees who are victims of the Boko Haram insurgency were kept.
The Nigerian government and the military had described the incident as an accident. The jet was on a mission based on information about a gathering of suspected Boko Haram members when it dropped the bomb in the IDP camp.
Malarima stated on Friday that 234 corpses were buried in Rann when Tukur Buratia, the Chief of Army Staff visited Rann.
We reported on that day of the gruesome incident that 52 persons died based on the figure given by the Doctors without Borders (MSF).
“We buried 234 corpses in Rann after the bombs were dropped on the IDP camp,” Malarima said.
“We have two others injured persons that died while in hospital in Maiduguri.” He added