Some officers of the Nigerian army said their location was targeted by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets on Sunday, April 25.
It was reported that the Nigerian Air Force mistook ground troops for insurgents and killed about 20 of the soldiers.
It was alleged that the army personnel were attacked by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Maiduguri.
Videos of soldiers complaining:
In a tweet on Monday, the Air Force said it is investigating the alleged incident and that the general public will be duly updated as soon as the investigation is concluded.
Air Force statement said:
“The attention of the @NigAirForce has been drawn to reports alleging “How NAF Killed over 20 Nigerian Army Personnel by Accident in Air Strike” at Mainok which is about 55km to Maiduguri. The NAF wishes to state that visuals and reports been circulated are being investigated and the general public will be duly updated on the alleged incident. All enquiries should please be directed to the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.”
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