Air force in Nigeria denies firing on civilians

The Nigerian Air force has denied firing on number of civilians who were reportedly killed in north-east Nigeria’s Yobe State when a military aircraft fired on a village.

Residents of Buhari village close to the border with Niger told the BBC they saw warplanes flying above them before one of them fired missiles.

They say the missile kill several people, destroying homes and leaving at least a dozen people wounded.

But the army has denied all the allegations.

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The area has long been affected by the jihadist insurgency.

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