How Nigerian Air Force Killed Over 20 Army Officers By Accident In Strike Targeting Boko Haram

Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed men of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, killing over 20 officers, a military source has said.

The soldiers who were reinforced from Ngandu village were said to be on their way to Mainok, headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state which was under attack by militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād.

The terrorists who came in no fewer than 15 gun trucks also burnt down the military base.

A source told SaharaReporters that a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army sent to the community was mistakenly bombed by an Air Force fighter jet.

“The Boko Haram terrorists disguised in military uniform and gained access to the camp. They came in different groups and could not be counted. The Nigerian Army were pinned down, they requested for reinforcement, the reinforcement got on their way only to get smoked by the Nigerian Airforce

“The (reinforcement team) was coming from Ngandu and were killed by an airstrike. The Air Force mistook them for Boko Haram as both were cladded in similar military uniform and operational vehicles,” a source said.

Villagers in the past have reported some civilian casualties in near-daily bombardments in North Eastern Nigeria.

Recently, a military jet that came to repel an attack by Boko Haram dropped a bomb that landed in a compound where civilians were holding a naming ceremony.

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and freed last year also said three of their classmates were killed by Air Force bombardments.


  1. May God safe us from all this, only God can criticize what happened, because this our country is full of terrorists and maltreatment even partake is terrorist, our leaders is terrorist, our pastor is terrorist, and our imam also a terrorist why, only God knows the truth, God safe us from this murdering of innocent, in this year we have heard a lot of news about murdered our arm forces, God knows the best, we don’t even practice the constitution again why my peoples why, let upgrade our country please, some countries are promoting but our own is demoting why, leaders make una belt up please let us develop our country to be greatest, leaders why😭😭😭😭😭, a word Is enough for the wise

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