How U.S. played ‘secret role’ in 2017 attack on displaced Nigerians in Borno – Report

An investigation by the Intercept, an online newspaper, has accused the United States of playing an “unacknowledged role” in the 2017 bombing of Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno State.

At least 160 civilians, many of them children, were killed in the attack.

The report published on 28 July said the attack was “referred to as an instance” of U.S.-Nigerian operations.

“Evidence suggests that the U.S. launched a near unprecedented internal investigation of the attack because it secretly provided intelligence or other support to the Nigerian armed forces,” the American non-profit news organisation reports, citing a secret U.S, military document it obtained.

“The U.S. inquiry, the existence of which has not been previously reported, was ordered by the top American general overseeing troops in Africa and was specifically designed to avoid questions of wrongdoing or recommendations for disciplinary action.”

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