Nigerian air force kills 50 and wounds 120 in northeast – MSF
Medicine San Frontiers,(MSF), one of the humanitarian aid group said to have been affected in the accidental bombing by Airforce fighter jet that killed civilians in Rann, Borno State have condemned in strong terms the action that led to the unfortunate incident.
MSF have also confirmed that 52 people were killed in the incident with 120 wounded so far.
In a statement issued by Dr. Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations said the bombing hit an IDP camp in Rann, while describing
the attack as “unacceptable”
“This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable.
“The safety of civilians must be respected. We are urgently calling on all parties to ensure the facilitation of medical evacuations by air
or road for survivors who are in need of emergency care,” the statement said.
Dr. Cabrol said “MSF medical teams are currently providing first aid to 120 wounded patients in its facility in Rann. 50 people have so far
been confirmed dead. The organisation’s medical and surgical teams in the region are preparing to treat evacuated patients”.