Nigerian Air Force Clarifies Killing Of Over 20 Soldiers

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF has reacted to the reports making the rounds that its personnel accidentally killed over 20 Nigerian Army personnel, at Mainok which is about 55km to Maiduguri, Borno State.

According to the Air Force, the visuals and reports which have gone viral are currently being investigated, adding that it would update the general public on the alleged incident. 

“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.” NAF tweeted.

Meanwhile, the NAF urged Nigerians to direct all inquiries to the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.

Nigerian Air Force Military Personnel gathered that the Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed men of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, killing over 20 officers.

A military source revealed that the soldiers were on their way to Mainok, headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state, which was under attack by militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province.

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