Nigeria Air Force Sets up panel to investigate IDP camp bombing

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF has set up a board of Senior Officers to investigate the accidental air strike on January 17, at Rann, Borno State.

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Board’s mandate
Director of Public Relations and Information of the Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said ”the Board would determine the immediate and remote causes as well the circumstances that led to the incident.’’

The 6-man Board is headed by the Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF), Air Vice Marshal Salihu Balaribah. Other members are; Air Vice Marshal Charles Oghomwen, Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, Group Captain Essien Efanga, Wing Commander Solomon Irmiya and Wing Commander Mohammed Muazu.

At least 50 persons were killed when a military jet dropped a bomb on the settlement at Rann. The military said it had received reports that fleeing Boko Haram members were settling in the area.

 

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