The Defence Headquarters has responded to the Rann bombing which took place at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in January 2017.
According to the defence spokesman, Major General John Eneche, the lack of appropriate marking of the IDP camp was responsible for the accidental bombing in Rann, a community in Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno State.
He told journalists in Abuja on Friday that an IDP camp was not supposed to be built in that community, saying it was not marked on the operational map.
Major General Eneche stressed further that because it was not marked an IDP camp, it appeared to be a place for terrorist activities when a mass movement was noticed via satellite.
He added that the various boards of inquiry into the incidence have recommended that all locations should be marked appropriately on the operational map.
The panels also asked all agencies participating in the operations in North East Nigeria to share timely information such as locations of IDP camps.
According to them, this would help to prevent confusion for other participants in the operations, especially the military.