The reported bombing of villagers in Kaduna State’s Igabi Local Government Area, which local reports claim resulted in the deaths of thirty residents, has been refuted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
Locals in Tudun Biri claim that the event happened on Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. while they were celebrating Maulud Nabbiy. They claim that a NAF plane suddenly dropped a bomb on them, killing at least thirty persons.
The Air Force released a statement refuting its involvement in the air strike, while Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner in charge of the Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, stated that the government would speak to the media following its Security Council meeting.
The Air Force has not conducted any air operations in Kaduna state in the past 24 hours, according to a statement issued by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information.
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“The news circulating that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft inadvertently killed innocent civilians in Kaduna is false,” the statement stated.
“Please be advised that throughout the past 24 hours, there have been no air operations conducted by the NAF within Kaduna State and its surroundings.
Furthermore take note that other organizations are also using combat-armed drones in Nigeria’s Northwestern area in addition to the NAF.
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