A report claiming that a fighter jet inaccurately bombed the venue of a wedding in Genu, a town in Rijau local government area of Niger state, has been dismissed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), FCT, Abuja.
The spokesperson for the NAF, Edward Gabkwet, told The Cable that the airstrike was targeted at the location of bandits who were gathered in the area.
”We undertook a mission to the northern part of Genu after receiving information that scores of bandits were gathered around the area with bikes and vehicles.’’
“We found out it was very credible information, so our aircraft were dispatched to the area.”
NAF says no record of unintended casualties
Gabkwet explained that the Nigerian Air Force has no record of unintended casualties apart from the bandits.
According to the reports, the spokesperson stated that the false report of bombing a wedding venue is an attempt to discredit the efforts of the military and other security agencies at combating banditry.
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