Airstrikes by the Nigerian Army targeting ‘bandits’ have killed seven children and wounded five others by mistake in Niger.
The governor of the Maradi region, Chaibou Aboubacar, confirmed the development to AFP on Sunday.
The Region of Maradi is one of seven Region of Niger. It is located in south-central Niger, east of the Region of Tahoua, west of Zinder, and north of the Nigerian city of Kano.
Speaking on the development, Aboubacar said:
“There was a mistake with the Nigerian strikes on the border that resulted in victims on our territory in the village of Nachade.
“The victims are 12 children, seven of them dead and five wounded.”