Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nigeria: Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, over 100 dead

1708070_1280x720.jpg

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said.

At least 46 “severely injured” people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria’s military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday.

“Patients are attended to in an open-air space in a precarious environment,” the aid group’s statement said, raising the possibility that the death toll could significantly rise.

Nigeria’s military said it had been trying to target Boko Haram extremists.

The News:
http://6abc.com/news … er-100-dead/1708051/