In the early hours of Monday, April 26th 2021, The news of the alleged killing of about 20 ground Army troops by a bomb fired by the Nigerian Airforce fighter Jet in the outskirt of Borno state, Nigeria, Mainok to be precise.
"According to TheCable", military sources revealed to them that the Nigerian Airforce 'accidentally' hit the wrong coordinates while aiming to kill the Boko Haram insurgents who had attacked the troops on Sunday in the state.
According to one of the soldiers who was present in the affected area: "Boko Haram came with heavy weapons, which included about 4 MRAPS (Mine Resistant Ambush Protect) vehicles and overpowered the Nigerian Army ground troops. The Nigerian army sent signals for air support amd when they came, it missed the main coordinates and shelled bombs on the Nigerian Army ground troops instead of the Boko Haram"
Although, the Nigerian Airforce spokesman, Edward Gabkwet told TheCable that the incident is being investigated and official statement will be given to the public when the investigations are done.
Nothing is certain yet, until an official statement is released, let's be calm and relaxed and wait for an official statement.
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