Nigerian Air Force Denies Bombing Kaduna Village


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has refuted allegations linking it to a bombing incident that resulted in numerous casualties in Tudun Biri village, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

According to sources from Kaduna, a jet allegedly operated by NAF dropped a bomb during a Maulud celebration at around 9 p.m. on Sunday, causing widespread devastation.

In response to these accusations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the spokesperson for the Air Force, categorically denied any NAF involvement in the air operation within Kaduna in the last 24 hours.

Commodore Gabkwet denied NAF involvement in statement titled, ‘THE NAF HAS NOT UNDERTAKEN ANY AIR OPERATIONS IN KADUNA STATE IN THE LAST 24 HOURS.’

The statement partly read,” The news making the rounds alleging that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in the state is false.

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“Please be informed that the NAF has not carried out any air operations within the State and environs in the last 24 hours.

“Also, note that the NAF is not the only organization operating combat armed drones in the north-western region of Nigeria,” he emphasized.

“It is also important to ensure that due diligence is always exhausted by the media before going to press with unverified and unconfirmed reports,” the statement concluded.