A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet targeting terrorists has accidentally bombed residents at Kunkuna in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Details of the incident at Kunkuna village are still sketchy as of press time but many lives were reported to have been lost
The jet was said to have hit the wrong targets in the operation launched against camps of bandits in the area.
Edward Gabkwet, spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, could not be reached for comment on the incident.
There have been several instances of accidental bombing involving the Air Force. One of such incidents happened in Rann, a border town in Kala/Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, on 17 January 2017.
A Nigerian Air Force jet mistakenly bombed an Internally Displaced Persons camp. They had believed it was a Boko Haram encampment.
The bombing left at least 115 people dead, including six Red Cross aid workers, and left more than 100 injured.
Four years later, a military jet involved in the counter-insurgency operation in the North East bombed a village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, killing at least 10 villagers
A presidential convoy was also attacked in Katsina on Tuesday, but not in Safana LGA. Katsina is one of the states feeling the heat of banditry in the North-West region.
Safana is the LGA where an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aminu Umar, was gunned down by bandits, on Tuesday.