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Bynews naija

Sep 16, 2021 , , ,

News reaching us says   Nigerian Air Force fighter jet has killed nine people in Buhari community, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State,.

NEWSnaija learned that many other villagers’ sustained injuries and are now receiving medical attention at a government health facility in Geidam.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force denies any link of its fighter jets to the bombing.

According to a resident of Damaturu, identified as Saleh Ibrahim, the jet bombed the village in the early hours of Wednesday when the villagers were preparing to go to the weekly market in Geidam, a neighboring local government, 200 km from Damaturu.

He said “The villagers were already set to go to the market at Geidam early in the morning when, suddenly, the jet appeared from nowhere and started shelling the village.

“Instantly, three people died. The sound of gunshots scared the villagers and they ran for safety, but others sustained injuries as a result.

Ibrahim further revealed “Some of the injured were attempting to tend to the dead people when they also got hit by bullets from the jet.

As of 5 pm on Wednesday, the number of dead people had risen to nine, while over 30 people sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at Geidam General Hospital,”.

Meawhile, the acting spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai in Damaturu, Lt. Kennedy Anyanwu, said that they were “yet to receive any situation report about the incident.”

In a statement on Wednesday, the NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, explained that the agency last conducted a mission in Yobe State earlier in the month.

He said “NAF last conducted a mission into Yobe State (not Yunusari LGA) on 5 September 2021 and it was an armed Recce. No bomb or missile was even expended,”

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