An air strike by the Nigerian army targeting ‘bandits’ has left seven children dead and five others wounded “by mistake” in the Maradi region of southern Niger, a local governor told the AFP news agency on Sunday. According to the governor, “the parents were attending a ceremony and the children were probably playing when the strikes” hit them. He believes the planes were targeting “armed bandits” in the border areas, but “missed their target” hitting Nachade instead.