Senate regrets bombing of IDPs in North East
The Senate on Wednesday regretted the bombing of a community in Rann, Borno State by the Nigeria Air Force.
Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan drew the attention of lawmakers to the incident which occurred yesterday through Order 43 of Senate Rules, saying the operation was mistakenly carried out.
Though the matter cannot be subjected to debate as is the tradition of motions raised through Order 43, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu explained that it was a mistake.
“The operation was completely unintended and we hope this mistake will not happen again.”
“The military should not be dampened by this incident, but should be conscious and careful, while we urged them to continue to do the good work which they have been doing,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, 50 persons were reported killed while 120 were injured including some charity organization staff in the accidental bomb incident.