Buhari regrets accidental bombing, condoles with victims’ families

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness and regret over the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in counterinsurgency in the North-east.

A statement on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said “Buhari condoles with families of the dead, wishes the wounded divine succour, leading to full recovery, and sympathizes with the Borno State government.”

It added that the President pledges federal help for the state government in attending to “this regrettable operational mistake,” and pleads for calm, even as he prays God to grant repose to the souls of the dead.

Medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which lost some of its personnel in the air strike, said at least 50 people were killed and 120 wounded.