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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 9 March 2023


NAF airstrike reportedly kill pregnant woman and two teenagers in Kaduna

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Nigerian Air Force airstrikes have reportedly killed a pregnant woman and two teenagers in Sabon Gida village of Fatika District in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to Daily Trust report, the incident happened on Sunday around 5 pm on Sunday, March 5, 2023, when the fighter jet was said to have targeted some bandits in a nearby bush who had run into the village.

It was gathered that the deceased were members of the same family and that about five other villagers sustained injuries.

A community leader, Hamisu Kurau, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust via phone.

"It was learnt the jet was after two bandits who fled into the village. It was said to have missed the target, and killed the pregnant woman identified as Furaira and two teenagers in the house,” he said.

He said the late woman’s husband, Bala, and the father of the two children, Muntari, are brothers.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, declined to comment on the incident.