A large number of internally displaced people and around 20 aid workers were killed when Nigerian jets targeted a Borno IDP camp by mistake yesterday morning. Early reports put the toll at 70 dead and over 120 injured, though this is expected to rise. Boko Haram have been active in the surrounding area recently and it is believed that the jets mistook the camp for 25,000 for a target related to the militant group.

From the International Business Times

More than 100 refugees and 20 aid workers killed in misdirected Nigerian military air strike

The Nigerian military has mistakenly killed 20 aid workers and more than 100 refugees during an operation against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.

Officials have admitted that one fighter shot refugees and members of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the Medicines Sans Frontiers, the first time it is believed military sources have admitted such a mistake.

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From the Guardian

Dozens killed in Nigeria as jet mistakenly bombs displaced families’ camp

At least two blasts are believed to have hit the site in Rann, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, which was under the control of the Nigerian military. More than 25,000 internally displaced people were sheltering at the camp, and they, as well as aid workers and Nigerian troops, were believed to be among the dead and wounded.

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From Al Jazeera

MSF: Nigeria air strike on refugee camp kills dozens

The incident occurred on Tuesday at about 9am local time (08:00 GMT) in Rann, in the far north of Borno state, the epicentre of Boko Haram’s armed campaign, as humanitarian workers distributed food to civilians.

Nigeria’s air force said a fighter jet was on a mission against Boko Haram fighters when it accidentally struck the camp and killed an unknown number of refugees and aid workers.

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From Reuters

Red Cross vow to continue aid after workers killed in northeast Nigeria

The International Red Cross (ICRC) vowed on Tuesday to continue delivering aid in northeast Nigeria after about six of its workers were among an estimated 50 people killed in a botched attack on a refugee camp in Islamist militants’ heartland.

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