Seven children mistakenly killed by Nigerian military’s airstrike

An airstrike by the Nigerian Army targeting ‘bandits’ has killed seven children and wounded five others by mistake in the Niger Republic, a local governor told AFP on Sunday.

“There was a mistake with the Nigerian strikes on the border that resulted in victims on our territory in the village of Nachade” on Friday, said Chaibou Aboubacar, the governor of the Maradi region.

“The victims are 12 children, seven of them dead and five wounded.”

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