Nigerian Air Force allegedly kills woman, 4 children in airstrike targeting bandits

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A woman and her four children have been reportedly killed by air strikes from fighter jets targeting bandits at Sububu, in Zamfara State.

According to a Daily Trust report, the aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force was targeting bandits at the expansive Sububu Forest located between Shinkafi and Maradun Local Governments when the unfortunate incident happened.

According to the report, the fighter jets missed their targets by dropping the bombs on the Sububu village, rather than the bandits’ enclave in the forest.

“The bombs killed a woman and her four children. Two of the kids, a boy and a girl, were teenagers. One elderly woman was also wounded in the attacks,” a Sububu resident said.

However, while NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the multiple airstrikes on the area, he did not mention the deaths of the victims.

His statement only mentioned that the military carried out “the precision airstrikes on the armed bandits after an intelligence and identification of the locations to avoid collateral damages.”

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