The victims were farmers who had fled the area around the village of Abadam on the Nigerian border due to the raging insurgency. They were killed in an air strike Wednesday as they returned to check on their crops, officials said.
Abadam lies within an evacuated no-go zone which is only accessible with prior authorization and officials said military personnel assumed they must have been Boko Haram fighters, given their location.
“There have unfortunately be…
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