Death of IDPs and aid workers in Rann, a monumental loss – Gen TY Danjuma

The Chairman of the
Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI), General TY
Danjuma RTD has described as tragic, the death of civilians that
occurred due to the accidental bombing by the Nigerian Air Force in
Rann, Kala Balge, Borno State. He said the monumental loss at the camp
in Rann, was not only tragic but highly regrettable.

In
a statement released by the PCNI ‘s Head of Media and Communications,
Alkasim Abdulkadir he expressed his heartfelt condolences to the people
and government of Borno State “Our thoughts and prayers are with IDP
families, the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, Medicines
Sans Frontiers MSF, Nigerian Red Cross NRC and other volunteers affected
by the ill-fated incident”.
Danjuma
further stated that the protection and stabilization of vulnerable
people fleeing the Boko Haram conflict and also safe guarding the lives
of aid workers bringing medical and relief items to IDP families remains
the utmost concern of government and a thorough investigation will be
carried out to avoid similar mishaps in the future.
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