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Fighter Jet Kills Two, 14 Injured In Katsina

Muhammed Abubakar Reporting

A fighter jet allegedly belonging to the Nigeria Airforce has dropped a bomb, killing two persons and injuring several others Kunkunni village of Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Witnesses told newsmen that, the incident happened around 11:00p.m on Tuesday.

“The bandits passed by the southern part of the village with their herds of animals, but later we saw a bright light in the sky followed by a very thunderous sound.

According to one of the sources, ‘Later we discovered that two people had died and some injured.

“As I am talking to you, I just returned from the General Hospital Dutsinma and I left nine people in a critical condition at the emergency section of the hospital,” said one of the residents.

Also speaking on the development, a member representing Safana in the Katsina State House of Assembly, Abduljalal Haruna Runka, said a military fighter jet mistakenly dropped a bomb on Kunkunna village, where 14 people were injured.

“Yes, it was the Airforce fighter jet that dropped the bomb, and 14 people were injured. Eight were referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital Katsina due to their critical condition, but a woman has died among them, while the remaining six are still I  the General Hospital, Dutsinma,” he added.

According to the lawmaker, the bandits were in Kwanar Dutse for two days and it was the same group that attacked the presidential advance team.

As of the time of filing the report, there was no official statement from the Airforce or the state government.

Stonix News recalled that some terrorists last Tuesday ambushed an advance convoy team of President Muhammadu Buhari on its way to Daura, killing at least two persons.

Same day, terrorists also snuffed life out of an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Katsina State, President Buhari home-state.

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