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‘We are investigating alleged airstrike on soldiers’ – Nigerian Air Force (NAF) discloses

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed that it will be investigating viral reports that its officers murdered some soldiers.

Per these viral reports, these members of the Nigerian Air force killed these members of the Army because they thought they were members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The background story was in a video that has gone viral. The video captured the moment a soldier in the North East making wild allegations that members of the Nigerian Army were attacked by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Maiduguri after they were mistaken for Boko Haram terrorists.

This video has called for the necessary reaction from the Air Force who disclosed in a series of tweets posted on its official handle that it is investigating the alleged incident.

The tweets added that the general public will be duly updated as soon as the investigation is concluded.

”The attention of the @NigAirForce has been drawn to reports alleging “How NAF Killed over 20 Nigerian Army Personnel by Accident in Air Strike” at Mainok which is about 55km to Maiduguri.

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The NAF wishes to state that visuals and reports been circulated are currently being investigated and the general public will be duly updated on the alleged incident.

All enquiries should please be directed to the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force,” the statement from the Army read.

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