A Nigerian military plane accidentally dropped a bomb inside a settlement in Borno State, killing several persons, military authorities said on Tuesday.
The spokesman for the military Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
He explained that that it was an error deeply regretted by the military.
The military spokesman said the incident did not occur in an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp, as being reported by in some quarters but a settlement said to be occupied by civilians.
Brigadier General Abubakar explained that soldiers got information of movement of Boko Haram members and deployed ground troops and air cover to tackle the terrorists.
According to him, it was the air support that mistakenly dropped the bomb.
Hospitals in Maiduguri have been told to be prepared to receive and promptly treat the injured.
The incident happened on a day Boko Haram terrorists claimed responsibility for suicide attacks on a university in Maiduguri in Borno State, killing four persons including the suicide bobers