Civilians Killed in Erroneous Drone Attack in Nigeria

As many as 85 civilians were killed by an army drone attack which was meant for a group of terrorists and bandits, according to officials.

The attack happened Sunday, December 3 in the Tuden Biri village located in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. Residents were celebrating a Muslim holiday honoring the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Government officials said the military believed it was targeting terrorists.

“The northwest zonal office received information from local authorities that 85 bodies have been buried so far, while searches continue,” said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement. NEMA stated that 66 other people were being treated at the hospital.” The president of Nigeria ordered a probe into the mistake.