IDP Camp Bombing: Ministers, service chiefs arrive Maiduguri

A federal government delegation led by the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, in respect of Tuesday’s bombing of a displaced persons’ camp in the state.

At least 52 persons were killed and 120 others injured after an Air Force jet mistakenly targeted the IDP camp at Rann, near the border with Cameroon, where people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, lived.

The government delegation comprises the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and information; the Chief of Defense Staff, as well as the Chiefs of Army and Air Staffs.

The team has left for the Borno Government House, where it will meet Governor Kashim Shettima.

More details later.


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  • Wetin Naija

    Where is the president? Anyway Fulani people do not value human life. If it were cows that were killed you would seen the president there.


    His Excellency President Buhari should have gone there personally.

    This incident is a national tragedy and not something you delegate your staff to attend on your behalf.

    Shame on Mr. President. He should have been there. He could fly from Abuja to Borno and be back in Abuja all within 5 hours.

    President Buhari has poor handlers or he is very stubborn and doesnt listen. Its one of the two.

    • AryLoyds

      Buhari is Busy in the other room ……………………….He is active in that department !

    • Otile

      If this refugee camp bombing happened in Europe Imam Buhari himself would travel there to weep with the bereaved families. Here he is dispatching Abba Kyari & Liar Mohammed, people who have no credibility.

  • Okeyisokey

    Premium Times, Premium Times, Premium Times!!!!

    Can you hear me? We don’t want more details later on this news because Lai Muhammed
    is part of the delegation and that means lies, lies, and more lies will result from this visit
    on top of the big fat lie the government told us yesterday that only two people died
    in the REFUGEE CAMP, whereas over 200 innocent people were bombed to death
    by the Nigerian Air Force inside the refugee camp. We don’t want more details!!!

    • Nat Olisa

      @thusspokez:disqus ,

      THAT THIS HOUSE HAS FALLEN ON BUHARI’s shiny bald pate, PREMIUM TIMES stammers!

  • thusspokez

    The government delegation comprises the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and information; the Chief of Defense Staff, as well as the Chiefs of Army and Air Staffs.

    Setting up a committee or team is the Buhari usual preamble to all issues. This is generally a sign of indecision. Anyway, in the given tragedy, besides the army chiefs, one would expect the Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Health to be in the camp. What is the point of sending Abba Kyari and Lie Mohammed?

    • Rommel

      I still recall that president Jonathan set up a total of 372 committees while in power

      • thusspokez

        I have no time for nincompoops, as you may well have known. I am here to discuss serious human issues of the day with fellow readers. Now if, in everyone of your response to my comment, you insist on injecting “Jonathan” into it, you have now my final warning. Do it again and I shall block you from responding to my comments. One benefit of this would be one less nuisance’s comments in my inbox to read. I challenge you to make my day!

        • Rommel

          As long as you keep spewing out untruths and propaganda,you will keep hearing from me

          • thusspokez

            I challenge you to repeat what I have warned you about.

  • Otile

    One can now understand why this deceiving government renamed the refugee camps to IDPs. It would sound awful if the headline read: “Refugee Camp Bombing…” instead of mildly saying (IDP Camp Bombing…). Nonetheless the refugees and the wounded are still hurting despite how desperately the deceiving government plays down their suffering.