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Nigeria Air Force denies Launching Air Strike on village in Yobe State

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Nigeria Air Force denies Launching Air Strike on village in Yobe Stated.

This follows claims that a fighter plane reportedly belonging to the NAF bombed the Buwari community in Yunusari Local Government Area, killing several people and injuring others.

The spokesman of NFA Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet denies the state what was said to be reported about the air strike in Yobe village community. in a statement the spokesman said the did an operation early this month in yobe

He said: “NAF last conducted a mission into Yobe State (Not Yunusari LGA) on 5 September 2021 and it was an armed recce.

“No bomb or missile was even expended”.

“The aircraft while operating South of Kanama observed suspicious movement consistent with Boko Haram terrorists behaviour whenever a Jet aircraft is overhead.

“Accordingly, the pilot fired some probing shots. It is important to state that the area is well known for continuous Boko Haram /ISWAP activities.

“Unfortunately reports reaching Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Headquarters alleged that some civilians were erroneously killed while others were injured.

“Initial release denying the involvement of NAF aircraft was based on the first report available to the Air Component which was subsequently forwarded to NAF headquarters that civilians were bombed as the aircraft detailed for the mission was not carrying bombs.

“Therefore a Board of Inquiry has been set up to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the incident.”

 

In a statement by its spokesman Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Nigeria Air Force on Thursday said: “Following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft from the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai was detailed to respond to the suspected terrorists activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600hrs on 15 September 2021.

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