At least Ten people were killed in an aerial bombardment over Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State on Wednesday.
An individual who lives in the area, Ali Lawan, told Daily Trust the incident took place on Wednesday morning.
During the incident, residents were departing for their farms and heading to the Geidam weekly market.
Aircraft with ash spots and military camouflaged colors approached the town from the east and fired from the east to the west, according to Lawan.
People were confused as to who launched the attack since Boko Haram attacks, as we all know, were never launched by aircraft.”
People ran helter-skelter when shots were fired from the aircraft. “Sadly, some were killed and others were injured,” he said.
Geidam General Hospital was treating 20 people, including men, women, and children.
Those with serious injuries were referred to Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, and Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for treatment.”
Alhaji Bukar Gaji, Chairman of Yunusari Local Government, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
“Yes, it did happen. Tragically, we received the sad news today that the victims are in the hospital receiving treatment.
We don’t know where the aircraft came from; whether it was from the Niger Republic or the Nigerian military; the actual picture can only be provided by security forces,” he said.
When contacted, Yobe State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Dungus Abdulkarim, said aircraft had to do with military operations and the police had no official comment on the matter.
Lt Kennedy Anyewau, acting spokesman for Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai, Damaturu, could not be reached for comment.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Air Force spokesman, denied responsibility for the incident in a Twitter response.
“This tweet is entirely false. On 5 September 2021, the NAF conducted an armed reconnaissance mission into Yobe State (Not Yunusari LGA). It was not even necessary to use a bomb or missile. Thank you.”
Yunusari is a local government in Northern Yobe that shares a border with the Niger Republic.