The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has established a board of senior officers tasked with investigating Tuesday's accidental air strike on an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Borno State, the NAF announced on Thursday.
The board will be responsible for ascertaining the "immediate and remote causes as well as the circumstances that led to the incident," Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said in a press release. In doing so, the NAF seeks to prevent similar occurrences from happening in the future.
Air Vice Marshal Salihu Bala-Ribah, the Chief of Standards and Evaluation at the NAF, will head the board. The five other members are Air Vice Marshal Charles Oghomwen, Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, Group Captain Essien Efanga, Wing Commander Solomon Irmiya, and Wing Commander Mohammed Muazu.
In order to determine the cause of the accident, twenty witnesses will testify in front of the board. Mr. Famuyiwa said that in addition to the twenty witnesses, the NAF may call upon other witnesses who can assist in the investigation.