21st April, 2022
Niger State Government has confirmed the killing of six children by a NAF fighter jet in the state.
The incident occurred last week in the Kurebe community, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Some terrorists had run into the community for safety.
In the process of killing the terrorists, the fighter jets unleashed bombs on innocent citizens.
Speaking to Punch today, Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ibrahim Matane said: “Yes, it occurred.”
Matane added that: the government is looking into the incident and an investigation is ongoing to ascertain what happened.”
Meanwhile, the chairperson Coalition of Shiroro Associations, Salis Sambo, said: “It was the terrorists that they were targeting.”
Sambo added: “That week, there were about four airstrikes carried out in Shiroro, and scores of terrorists were killed. The terrorists ran into the community to take refuge and when the explosives were shelled, it affected the children. It wasn’t deliberate.”