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Suspected Air Force Bombing Kills One Civilian In Katsina Community

Abdulrrahman Umar  
Updated July 7, 2022
Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.
Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.

 

The Nigeria Air Force may have mistakenly bombed a community in Katsina State hours after suspected terrorists attacked a presidential advance convoy in the state.

Channels Television gathered that the bombing took place on Tuesday.

An eyewitness said the bomb destroyed at least one building sheltering several persons at Kunkuna village, Safana Local Government Area of the state, killing an elderly woman and injuring 27 others.

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The Nigerian Air Force has not reacted to the incident as military officials directed journalists to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

This is not the first time innocent Nigerians will be killed in an aerial bombardment by the military in an effort to rid the nation of bandits and insurgents ravaging parts of the country.

Last April, no fewer than six children lost their lives to an explosion from a fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force in Kurebe, Shiroro Local Government of Niger State.

The incident happened on April 13 when the children were coming back to fetch water from a motorized borehole within the Kurebe community.

Similarly, about nine people were killed when a NAF fighter jet rained bullets from the skies in the Buhari community, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State on September 15, 2021.

After initial denial, the Nigerian Air Force on September 16 admitted that one of its fighter jets on a mission against terrorists “unfortunately” bombed civilians in Yobe State.

NAF spokesman at the time, Edward Gabkwet, said the military had launched an investigation into the incident.

In April 2021, over 20 soldiers were allegedly killed in Mainok, Borno State, when a NAF fighter jet responding to attacks on a military camp by Boko Haram insurgents bombed the military camp based on a wrong coordinate.