The Nigerian Air Force has refuted reports that one of its fighter jets bombed a wedding venue in Niger State, declaring that the report was an attempt to discredit its efforts and that of other security agencies.
The Director, Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the denial on Sunday in a statement.
‘If indeed a wedding party was hit, the question Nigerians should be asking is ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities?
“It is clear that recent coordinate activities of the NAF, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents, are yielding the expected result and obviously, some people are out to discredit these efforts. But be rest assured that we will not succumb to any blackmail.
“The NAF under the leadership of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, shall continue to hit the locations of these criminals until we flush them out of the entire area and peace and security is fully restored”.
There have been reports claiming that a NAF Alpha jet bombed a wedding venue in Genu town in Niger State, killing some of the guests.