NAF institutes panel to investigate Buhari village bombing in Yobe

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The Nigerian Air Force said it has up a board of enquiry to probe the alleged bombing of civilians in Yobe.

The Director of Public Relations and Information,Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed this in a on Thursday.

He said that an aircraft was deployed to observe virtual activities of the area following intelligence report.

The was titled, ‘Investigation commences on alleged aircraft firing of civilian settlement’

It read, “Following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft the Air Component of Hadin Kai was detailed to respond to the suspected terrorists activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600hrs on 15 2021.

“The aircraft while operating South of Kanama observed suspicious consistent with Boko Haram terrorists behaviour whenever a Jet aircraft is overhead.

“Accordingly, the fired some probing shots. It is important to state that the area is well known for continuous Boko Haram /ISWAP activities.

“Unfortunately reaching Nigerian Air Force Headquarters alleged that some civilians were erroneously killed while others were injured.

” Initial release denying the involvement of NAF aircraft was based on the first report available to the Air Component which was subsequently forwarded to NAF headquarters that civilians were bombed as the aircraft detailed for the mission was not carrying bombs.

“Therefore a Board of Inquiry has been up to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the incident. “