Nigeria Probes Drone Killing 85 Civilians

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday called for a thorough investigation into a military drone attack that killed at least 85 civilians in northern Kudina state over the weekend.
The strike, which was intended to hit insurgents, is one of Nigeria’s deadliest military accidents.
Tinubu said “the bombing mishap” in Tundun Biri village was “very unfortunate, disturbing and painful,” his spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale said in a statement.
“The President directs a thorough and full-fledged investigation into the incident and calls for calm while the authorities look diligently into the mishap,” said Ngelale.3.
The Nigerian army had said its drone was on a routine mission that “inadvertently affected members of the community.”
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that at least 85 people were killed in the attack on Sunday and that the search was still ongoing. It also added that another 66 people were being treated in hospitals.
Nigeria’s military, backed by the United States and Britain, as well as non-Western allies, has long been fighting Islamist militants in the country’s northeast.

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