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Reports: More than 100 killed in botched Nigerian air strike

An air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists reportedly mistakenly bombed a refugee camp.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – More than a hundred people, most of them refugees, have reportedly been killed after an air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp.

The Associated Press is reporting that the information has been corroborated by a government official who asked to remain anonymous.

It’s understood that among the wounded are two soldiers and Nigerians working for doctors without borders and the international committee of the Red Cross.

It’s believed to be the first time that Nigeria's military has admitted to making such a mistake.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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