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Nigerian Army Airstrike Error Killed 37 Mourners During Funeral In Niger, Bosso Leader Angry

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Feb 18, 2015 – Airstrike Mistake ByThe  Nigerian Army Killed 37 Mourners During Funeral In Niger Republic, Bosso Leader Angry 

In another airstrike blunder, Nigerian army has killed close to 37 innocent Nigeriens (Niger republic citizens) during a funeral ceremony in Niger.

According to local officials at least 37 mourners were killed during the funeral ceremony of a prefecture official. A humanitarian source said the airstrike killed 37 people near a mosque in Abadam.

The strike on Tuesday came with Niger involved in a regional offensive in the area against Nigeria-based Boko Haram fighters, who have waged a brutal six-year insurgency that has killed over 13,000 people.

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One local leader, who put the death toll at 37 with 20 wounded, blamed Nigeria for the airstrike blunder.

“At first we thought it was a blunder by Chad or Niger’s army, but now we suspect the Nigerian army is responsible,” said an elected leader from Bosso in Niger, which is about 10 kilometres (six miles) from Abadam.

The leader said another airstrike blunder killed 1 person in Gamgara village last week.



  1. Odunaike Benson

    February 18, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    I will not be surprised if they start the same in nigeria. Our military has been compromised

  2. Beta

    February 19, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    Dt striker wld av bin done 2 boko haram

  3. Adebayo Tajudeen

    February 19, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    OMAR BANGURA from Sierra Leone has this to tell Nigerians;

    “I don’t think you guys know what you are playing with. You can call each other names and laugh about it now but when you end up inciting hate here as I read through your posts here and a real civil war starts in your country you will regret what you are doing now. Your religious and political leaders are trying to divide you between religious lines and you are helping them do that rather than standing up and say we are all Nigerians never mind our tribe, region or religion. That’s the only stand that will save your blessed nation. The foreign powers pushing the government to take certain decisions will abandon you when you start killing one another and reject you from running to their countries so be careful. Our 11 year war in Sierra Leone was not even based on religious or tribal difference and see what we did to our country. The worst conflicts are those based on tribal and religious differences. See Central Africa, Bosnia and Rwanda. To have a better knowledge of this, please watch the documentary/movie called “Hotel Rwanda” or “Sometime in April”. My heart bleeds when I read what you guys are saying bcos I know what this will lead to. You will be the losers all of you whether Christian, Muslim, igbo, yoruba or hausa. Stand as one and save your nation together bcos you have only one Nigeria that has the potential to lead Africa.”
    Kindly forward to your contacts until it gets to every Nigerian. God bless you

  4. Uchenna O

    February 19, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Thank you @adebayo for your good advise, i wish my people will know the plan of our enemies.

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