The Nigerien authorities have said diplomatic ties with Nigeria have not been cut off by the unfortunate airstrike incident that resulted in the killing of seven children in the country.
Recall a Nigerian military airstrike targeting bandits had on Friday misfired, killing seven while five others sustained injuries.
The attack took place in the village of Nachade in the region of Maradi, few kilometers from the Nigerien border with Nigeria.
According to reports, four children died instantly and three others succumbed to their injuries while being transported to the hospital.
Niger's ambassador to Nigeria, Alat Mogaskia describes the incident as unfortunate.