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Again, air force bombs Borno villagers, scores killed

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Nigerian air force jet fighter has reportely bombed another Borno village in a supposed air strike against bandits.

It was learnt at least 20 civilians were bombed dead in error Kwatar Daban Masara village in Borno State, 50 kilometers distance from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

According to AFP, the air force mistakenly killed the victims who are said to be fishermen in an airstrike that occurred on Sunday.

It was reported that information about the tragedy had been slow to circulate due to obsolete communications infrastructure in the area.

Congress recalled that this attack came barely two weeks after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a community in Yobe, killing at least 12 people and injuring many.

However, the Air Force initially denied the report that it dropped a bomb on Buwari village as false, but later admitted and promised an investigation into the said incident.

The Nigerian military has been conducting air raids across the region since 2009 when Boko Haram insurgents launched attacks against the state.

In 2017, an air force pilot dropped a bomb on a village in Rann, Borno, killing dozens of civilians. The military apologized and promised a thorough investigation but did not make its findings public four years on.

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