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NAF Bombing: Locals Say FG Is Lying With The Statistics

A local official who witnessed the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) bombing on an IDP camp in Rann, Borno state has told AFP that about 236 people died in the attack not 70 as reported by the government. 

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Friday that the death toll had risen to 90, claiming it would climb to high as 170. 

However, President of the local Kala-Balge government in Borno State, Babagana Malarima, said the death toll is much more higher than the reported amount. 

He said:

From what the people who buried the dead victims with their hands told me, not those who treated the wounded, they buried 234.

And I later got a report that two of the injured taken to Maiduguri died. 

Our people are really traumatised that a fighter jet belonging to their country can make this mistake and kill them the way it did in their own country. Continued Malarima in anger. 

Lives and property have been lost. It is not enough to just bury the dead and pray for their souls. Their families should be supported as is done in other countries. They should not be forgotten. 

The death toll is colossal. We are in grief. 

The government and the concerned authorities said investigation has started to ascertain how the incident took place. 

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