Nigerian War Jets Mistakenly Kill Seven Children In Niger Republic
Injures Five Others
Nigerian war jets targeting terrorists have mistakenly bombed playing children in neighbouring Niger Republic, killing seven and injuring five others.
This was disclosed yesterday, Sunday, February 20, 2022 by Chaibou Aboubacar, the Governor of the Maradi Region of Niger Republic which shares boundary with Nigeria’s Kano State.
“There was a mistake with the Nigerian strikes on the border that resulted in victims on our territory in the village of Nachade.
“The victims are 12 children, seven of them dead and five ,” Governor Aboubacar said.
“Four children died instantly and three others succumbed to their injuries while being transported to hospital,” he said.
He added that “the parents were attending a ceremony and the children were probably playing when the strikes hit them.”
Aboubacar believes the planes were targeting “armed bandits” in the border areas, but “missed their target”, hitting Nachade instead.
He said that he visited the children’s graves on Saturday as well as the scene of the bombardment.