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LIST: 126 civilians killed in Rann bombing — families yet to be compensated

LIST: 126 civilians killed in Rann bombing — families yet to be compensated
March 27
11:53 2017

On January 17, 2017, the skies above Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge local government area, went from blue to red, as 126 civilian were killed by the Nigerian military in an accidental air operation.

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A day after the accidental bombing, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation, said an estimated 50 people were killed and about 120 injured.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the airstrike killed and wounded scores of people, including twenty aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS).

Babagana Malarima, chairman of Kala Balge local government as at the time of the bombing, initially said 236 people had died in the attack, but later revised the figures, stating that the figures available to him were a lump sum of injured and killed persons.

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Lucky Irabor, a major general and theatre commander of the operation Lafiya Dole, said 112 persons were killed and 97 injured in the accidental bombing.

TheCable however learnt from locals, that 126 people died on the first day of the accidental bombing, while another 108 persons sustained various degrees of injury. Some others have died in the days following the attack, but none, not a single household has been compensated for the military misnomer.

Here is a list of all those who died from the very first day of the attack:

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S/N Names of the deceased Village Gender
1 Koshe Kurama Bula Aminbe Female
2 Mohammed Kura Bula Aminbe Male
3 Eli Gambo Daima Male
4 Gadu Mallum Eli Daima Male
5 Hassan Abukar Daima Male
6 Bundi M. Alhaji Daima Male
7 Abba Numa Mallam Daima Male
8 Abakar Koshe Daima Male
9 Ali Kawu Babagana Daima Male
10 Ya Fati Baba Gana Daima Female
11 Ya Aji Mallam Daima Female
12 Abba Malam Daima Male
13 Gambo Mallam Daima Male
14 Khadija Mallam Daima Female
15 Abakar Abba Zara Daima Male
16 Adam M. Umar Daima Male
17 Kachalla Abba Kurama Daima Male
18 Waziri Mallam Difan Daima Male
19 Mohammed Abba Dam Daima Male
20 Modu Gambo Maina Daima Male
21 Mohammadu Mohd Nguro Daima Male
22 Mohammed Alkellu Tatakura Male
23 Abdullahi Imar Sabkara Male
24 Eli Abba Ashe Male
25 Abakar Abba Kime Karche Male
26 Abba Umar Abba Ali Karche Male
27 Garba Abba Zarami Karche Male
28 Abakar Mairam Karche Male
29 Abba Bura Dunna Karche Male
30 Abba Liman Abba Malum Karche Male
31 Bukar Abba Malum Karche Male
32 Fanne Mallum Karche Female
33 Mohammed Mai Abba Karche Male
34 Shettima Ali Karche Male
35 Ashe Kurama Karche Female
36 Mohammed Shitta Alimbo Sidekir Male
37 Mammade Mohammed Shitta Sidekir Male
38 Mohammed Sheikh M. Shitta Sidekir Male
39 Abubakar Tijjani Sidekir Male
40 Abakar Adam Al-Kellu Sidekir Male
41 Kaka Bulama Adam Bakari Male
42 Zanna Khalid Asaba Male
43 Said Umar Asaba Male
44 Isa Mallum Mohammad Zuwa Male
45 Kayiya Abana Sigal Female
46 Hassana Kayiya Sigal Male
47 Abu Said Kayiya Sigal Male
48 OC Kaliyaba Sigal Male
49 Maram Kaiyiya Sigal Female
50 Mohammed Kura Abba Budul Male
51 Buluma Kontoma Budul Male
52 Adam M. Modu Budul Male
53 Isa M. Bukar Budul Male
54 Konto Abiso Budul Male
55 Yakime Bukar Budul Female
56 Mallam Abana Budul Male
57 Iyasa Goni Bulama Nboro Female
58 Modu Nboro Nboro Male
59 Grema Mohammed Tunish Male
60 Modu Mallam Abiso Tunish Male
61 Mallum Abba Ali Tunish Male
62 Bunu Abba Ali Tunish Male
63 Abba Kura Makandiri Male
64 Ya Malum Abba Kurama Makandiri Female
65 Abba Numa Alhaji Makandiri Male
66 Attah Alhaji Makandiri Female
67 Modu Chuli Makandiri Male
68 Ya Kellu Abba Makandiri Female
69 Isa Abba Makandiri Male
70 Ya Ndugbo Mallam Musa Makandiri Female
71 Kaka Modu Modu Jala Makandiri Male
72 Kellu Kaka Modu Makandiri Female
73 Fanne Ali Makandiri Female
74 Abande Mohammed Makandiri Male
75 Zara Tijjani Makandiri Female
76 Jibrin Mai Bukar Makandiri Male
77 Imam Ganama A. Bukar Makandiri Male
78 Jidda Yusuf Makandiri Male
79 Fanna Modu Makandiri Female
80 Kellu  Kurama Makandiri Male
81 Fanna Ibrahim Makandiri Female
82 Mallam Abdullahi  Husaini Dugumashe Male
83 Aiso Jalomi Dugumashe Female
84 Adam Atombe Dugumashe Male
85 Fanne Kabir Jiwe Female
86 Jabba Kabir Jiwe Female
87 Hassan Adungus Babajalki Male
88 Kellu Mai Saba Amsaburu Female
89 Halimata Karaguma Amsaburu Female
90 Zanna A. Ramat Amsaburu Male
91 Sale Mai Saba Amsaburu Male
92 Mallamu Mai Alhaji Jango Amsaburu Male
93 Halimatu  Jango Amsaburu Male
94 Mustapha Kori Tilam Male
95 Baba Mustapha Abba Rawa Tilam Male
96 Zarami Baba Gana Tilam Male
97 Aishe Baba Gana Bulagana Male
98 Mallam Hashimi Mohd.  Kotoko Kala Male
99 Baba Modu Mamman Kotoko Kala Male
100 Mallum Bana Mallum Amsami Kala Male
101 Husaini Mallam  Isa Kala Male
102 Mallam Isa Idrisa Kala Male
103 Bana Abor Kala Male
104 Hassana Gambo Kala Male
105 Abdullahi Baba Shehu Kala Male
106 Alhaji Ali Usman Kala Male
107 Baba Modu Usman Kala Male
108 Mohammed Mallam Abba Grema Rann Male
109 Dina Baba Gana Rann Male
110 Baba Kamsulum Rann Male
111 Malarima Abba Ngubdo Rann Male
112 Gujja Abba Gulgum Rann Male
113 Bana  Masu Rann Male
114 Hussaini Mallam  Musa Rann Male
115 Abakar Malam Tijjani Sidagari Male
116 Kurama Lise Male
Others Seven Red Cross members and three MSF staff

Red Cross says only six of its members were killed, while MSF insists that none of its staff were killed, further stating that those who died were contract staff.

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