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NEWS UPDATE: Accidental Air Strike: Amnesty International tells FG to probe military

NEWS UPDATE: Accidental Air Strike: Amnesty International tells FG to probe military

Amnesty International on Saturday, appealed to the Federal Regime to as a matter of urgency set upwardly a panel to investigate a armed services airstrike that accidentally killed nine people in Yobe Province.

Recall a few weeks agone, a Nigerian Air Strength jet said to have been targeting the Islamic Province in Due west African Province (ISWAP) terrorist grouping, accidentally strike Buwari and other communities in Yunusari LGA of the province.

Nevertheless nonetheless, in a statement on Saturday, Mallam Isa Sanusi, the media manager of Amnesty International in Nigeria, appealed to the federal authorities to set upwardly a panel to investigate the incident.

He farther called on Nigerian authorities to conduct an independent and neutral investigation into the recent armed services airstrikes that killed at to the lowest degree 9 people and injured 20 people on 15th September, when Nigerian Air Strength fighter jets targeted several villages in Yobe province, including Buwari, Bulabulin, Matari, Malari and Kajinjiri.

“Similarly, on 26 August, a wooden rider boat ferrying passengers and their goods from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers Province was targeted by a armed services helicopter, injuring several passengers.

“Amnesty International is calling for total reparations for the relatives of those killed in the strikes, as good as a remedy for other victims in preceding armed services airstrikes – including compensation, restitution and rehabilitation.” He said.

”The Nigerian armed services must abide by international law in time to come armed services operations and protect the lives of civilians.

He farther added that ”anyone suspected of criminal responsibleness should be prosecuted in a fair trial. Survivors and families of the victims should be kept informed of the progress of the investigation and be given total reparation.

He expressed worry that preceding incidents in the Northward East of Nigeria and Niger Delta part were met with deafening quiet and outright denial by the armed services piece devastated families endure in quiet.

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