The Nigerian Air Force has responded to the alleged news making rounds that it’s fighter jets accidentally fired bomb at a military base in Borno State.
The force however responded stating that the claims are under investigation.
Disclosing this on it’s official Twitter page, it stated that:
“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.
“The NAF wishes to state that visuals and reports being circulated are currently being investigated and the general public will be duly updated on the alleged incident.
“All inquiries should please be directed to the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force or forwarded to email@example.com.”
A video which was uploaded on Twitter and has since served rounds on the platform showing a soldier in the North East, alleging that army personnel were attacked by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Borno state after they were mistaken for Boko Haram terrorists.