‘Mistaken’ air strikes in Nigeria killed 90: MSF

By Author   |   Published: 20th Jan 2017   12:44 pm Updated: 20th Jan 2017   2:20 pm
Nigerian Airstrikes
People standing next to destruction after an air force jet accidentally bombarded a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram Islamists, in Rann, northeast Nigeria. Photo: AFP / DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

Geneva: A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid group said on Friday.

Most of the victims of the strike in the country’s northeast on Tuesday were women and children, MSF said.

Nigeria has said an air force board of inquiry will investigate the incident.