There are fears that lives may have been lost and several others injured after jets belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), were reported to have bombed Kunkuna village, in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The incident reportedly took place at about 11:00 pm on Tuesday.
It came shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team convoy was attacked by terrorists; operating along the Dutsinma -Yantumaki road, in the Dutsinma council area. Dutsinma shares borders with Safana council area. Terrorists who operate in Dutsinma are often known to escape to Safana where the dreaded Zakka forest is located.
Zakka forest extends into Zamfara state.
There are reports that forests within these areas are terrorists’ enclaves.
It was learned that the jets were bombing terrorists that had ostensibly attacked president Buhari’s convoy when the incident occurred. According to sources, many of the villagers lost their lives when the bombs exploded while several others sustained injuries.
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It was also gathered that many homes were leveled to the ground in the process.
Relevant security spokespersons in the state were yet to issue any statement on the incident at the time of filing this report.
The council chairman and house of assembly member from the area were also unavailable to speak on the issue.
Meanwhile, a yet-to-be-identified policeman was shot dead, while the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in Rivers State; Dr. Innocent Barikor, escaped death by whiskers at the GRA axis of Port Harcourt on Tuesday night.
The incident took place in front of a club in the high-brow city centre when the assailants opened fire on the cop; in what is suspected to be an assassination attempt on Dr. Barikor’s life.
It was gathered that Barikor had left his office on Tuesday night for a meeting in the area, not knowing that the gunmen were on his trail.