The Nigeria Air Force has accidentally bombed over twenty (20) fishermen while on a mission to attack Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
The military aircraft was targeting terrorist camps in Kwatar Daban Masara in the Lake Chad area when the incident happened on Sunday, September 26, 2021, reports claim.
According to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the aircraft was deployed to respond to suspected Boko Haram activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border, and that it fired on an area where terrorists were suspected to be converging.
The NAF further disclosed that a Board of Inquiry has been set up to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the incident.
This reports comes on the heel of several accidental bombings of civilians in recent years. If we recall, a video surfaced in April 2021 showing two soldiers alleging that NAF jets targeted soldiers instead of insurgents during a confrontation in Mainok, Borno.
Also at least 17 people, including children, were also killed when a NAF jet bombed Sakotoku village, also in Borno, in 2020.