A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet targeting terrorists has allegedly killed six children in Niger State and destroyed some properties.
The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ibrahim Matane, has confirmed the incident.
The incident was said to have occurred on April 13 in the Kuregba community of Shiroro Local Government Area of the state when the children were returning home from where they had gone to fetch water.
Spokesperson of Coalition of Shiroro Associations, Salis Sabo said that a man lost two of his daughters and two granddaughters in the incident.
He said the terrorists around the community are of two groups, with two different camps. One links up with the community through Unguwan Zomo, the other through Kwantan Yashi area. Therefore, they do not understand why fighter jet would be targeting the community where civilians live.
In the account of one of the community members whose house was destroyed, it was said that they are at the mercy of the terrorists as the terrorists come into the community at will, loot their property, raped their daughters, wives and even their mothers.
They forced them to live in the village as anyone who attempts to leave will incur the wrath of the terrorists. He added that there was no presence of any security personnel in the area.
The Secretary to the Niger State Government has said that the incident is under investigation.