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Army Helicopter Attacking Terrorists Mistakenly Bombs Innocent Citizens In Kebbi


Just In: Army Helicopter Attacking Terrorists Mistakenly Bombs Innocent Citizens In Kebbi Community

An unconfirmed number of people reportedly sustained degrees of injuries in Kebbi State after a Nigerian Military helicopter chasing after terrorists mistakenly bombed their community.

Reports obtained by Naija News on Friday have it that army troops deployed to fight bandit terrorists operating in the state mistakenly bombed innocent residents, killing at least two.

The insurgents are said to have invaded Sakaba Local Government Area of the state on March 9, 2022, carrying out their heinous activities unrestricted.

The criminals according to reports went around looting food items, rustling cattle and attacking residents as they advanced towards Zamfara State.

However, after receiving signals about the operation of the terrorists, a military helicopter was deployed to help decimate them immediately.

Unfortunately, while they have recorded good success during the ‘holy’ mission, the bombing of Keri Village which resulted in deaths and injuries of innocent citizens casts a dark shadow on the military’s efforts.

Confirming the bombing to newsmen, a resident of the area who spoke with SaharaReporters on Friday, said the bomb destroyed a lot of houses and caused untold devastation in Keri Village.

“Seeing the devastating effects of the activities of the bandits in this region, an air force helicopter was on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, sent to Dirindaji to intervene.

“Unfortunately, the helicopter dropped a bomb on the homes of residents in a village called Keri under Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The airstrike killed two people and left several others injured.

“Many residents of the village have become homeless because the bombs destroyed a lot of houses and decimated most parts of the community,” SaharaReporters quoted the source as saying.

“It is almost impossible for residents to remain in that location under the threat of serious attacks of this magnitude. A lot of them have moved to safer locations because worse things can happen in the days ahead,” the resident, who identified himself only as head of Zuru Deanery, a missionary group, said.

Naija News understands that the military helicopter was deployed to the area following the killing of over 60 local vigilantes and 19 soldiers of the Nigerian Army by terrorists at Zuru on March 8.

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