The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described as utterly tragic the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State by a Nigerian Air Force jet, causing deaths and injuries.

He sends his condolences to the families of those who died in the bombing and prays for quick recovery for the injured.

The minister said he was particularly saddened because the accidental bombing is not a true reflection of the level of professionalism that he witnessed during the visit.

The Nigerian Air Force has expressed sadness over the accidental air strike that affected the Internal Displaced Persons camp in Rann, Kala Balge Area of Borno state.

The air force in a statement on instagram said it was saddened by the tragedy.

The Nigerian air force commiserates with those affected and their families and promised to update the public as soon as detailed facts emerge from the investigation.