A Nigerian jet yesterday reportedly bombed a refugee camp by accident killing more than 100 people after mistaking them for Boko Haram extremists. Among the dead were 20 Red Cross workers, according to their colleague, who were with the refugees when the bombardment rained down on northeast Rann, near the border with Cameroon.
The camp in northeast Nigeria was for those made homeless by Boko Haram Islamists.
Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday condemned an accidental air strike by the Nigerian military on the camp, and their director of operations Jean-Clement Cabrol said: ‘This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable.’
Boko Haram terrorists pictured carrying weapons and standing in front of their armoured trucks
Among the wounded were two soldiers and Nigerians working for (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross, he said.