A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet has conducted offensive aerial bombardments around Genu town in Niger State and in the process killed villagers at a wedding feast. Also killed in the air strikes are people in a convoy of fleeing armed bandits.
One of the bombs allegedly strayed at a wedding party in an adjoining village, according to an eyewitness.
When contacted, the NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet told PRNigeria that the airstrikes at the axis were very successful.
“We have no information on any civilian casualty. Our mission is against armed bandits in that Genu axis, after we got intelligence on the convergence of the bad elements planning to terrorise the people.”