Tragedy: military airplane bombed wrong target killing more than 100 people in Nigeria

The actual target was a Boko Haram camp


A military airplane bombed a refugee camp mistaken it for a Boko Haram camp. The death toll is over 100 people dead and many others wounded.


According to some information Boko Haram insurgents had taken advantage of the Muslim holiday week, during which many residents of surrounding villages gravitate to Maiduguri to shop. They melted among the villagers and came in as traders.


The air raid was the response to attacks by Boko Haram. The recent military gains have significantly weakened Boko Haram and the attacks have been carried out by remaining pockets that seek opportunities to strike.