NAF Fighter Jet Kills Nine in Buhari Community Air Strike - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
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A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet has killed eight people in Buhari community, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, while many other villagers sustained injuries and currently receiving medical attention at a government health facility in Geidam.

This was confirmed by a resident who narrated that the jet bombed the village in the early hours of Wednesday when the villagers were preparing to go to the weekly market in Geidam, a neighboring local government area, about 200 Kilometers from Damaturu.

The resident added, “The villagers were already set to go to the market at Geidam early in the morning when suddenly the jet appeared from nowhere and started shelling the village.

“Instantly, three people died. The sound of gunshots scared the villagers and they ran for safety, but others sustained injuries as a result. While some people were attempting to attend to the dead people when they also got hit by bullets from the jet.

“As of 5pm, the number of dead people became nine, while over 30 other people who sustained injuries are receiving treatment at Geidam General Hospital.” The resident stated.

Buhari village, which is in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State,  and the entire Local Government Area does not have facilities to attend to the injured victims.

Meanwhile, Governor Mai Mala Buni  has sent condolence message to the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate air strike.

The Governor, in a statement by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, government would join hands with security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Buni has directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs to liaise with the NAF and the Multi-National Joint Task Force to look into the unfortunate air strike.

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