At least 20 soldiers have been killed after a Fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force reportedly drop a bomb on ground troops in Mainok, Borno state.
TheCable sources say that the air force ‘accidentally’ hit the wrong coordinates while targeting Boko Haram insurgents who had attacked the troops on Sunday.
In the now-viral video posted on Twitter, the soldier who was speaking pidgin English said one of the army’s gun trucks coming to Mainok for reinforcement has been shelled by the NAF.
Airforce killed our ground soldiers thinking they were Boko Haram.— Shehu Zubairu (@ShehuZubair) April 26, 2021
This is usually the outcome of recruiting or taking soldiers and officers by godfatherism… Killing own troops… pic.twitter.com/I9uMSiHnU0
Airforce spokesman, Edward Gabkwet who confirmed the incident to thecable says that investigation is ongoing to understand well what happened.
The insurgents had attacked a military base in Mainok and reportedly overpowered the troops who called for reinforcement.
However, the reinforcement was coming from Ngandu meets their untimely end after the fighter jet missed the main coordinates drop the bomb on the location of troops instead of the Boko haram.