An international NGO, Doctors without borders, has said 120 people were wounded while 102 persons have so far died from the accidental bombing of an IDP camp.
The NGO is best known for its life-saving projects in war-torn regions, TheCable reports.
General Lucky Irabor, the theater commander for Operation Lafiya Dole, said he ordered the attack which resulted in the fatal the accident.
Unfortunately, the strike was conducted but it turned out that other civilians were somewhere around the area and they were affected,” Irabor said.
“So far, it is a little bit disturbing; death has occurred.
“There are casualties; there were deaths and injuries but on the actual number of casualties, we would get back to you later.
“I am yet to get the number of casualties of civilians killed, but two soldiers were also affected.”
Doctors Without Borders decried the “large-scale attack” and implored the military to immediately facilitate the evacuation and treatment of survivors.
“This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable,” Jean-Clément Cabrol, the director said.
“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.”
“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.”
“Our medical teams are currently providing first aid to 120 wounded patients in its facility in Rann.
“Our medical and surgical teams in the region are preparing to treat evacuated patients.