NAF reacts to alleged killing of woman, 4 children in Zamfara by airstrikes








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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has refuted reports that its airstrikes killed a woman and four kids in Zamfara State.

Reports making the rounds online claimed that an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force killed one woman and four kids while attacking bandits at the expansive Sububu Forest located between Shinkafi and Maradun Local Governments in Zamfara.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement, said stories of NAF hitting any target outside the Forest is false.

He explained that such can only happen if those killed were residing with the bandits in the forest during the attack.

The spokesman stressed that the airstrikes were executed in Sububu forest and not close to any village and wondered why such allegations should emerge.

Speaking to newsmen in the state, he said: “Now, the strike by us was in Sububu Forest and not anywhere close to any village. So stories of NAF hitting any target outside the forest is false.

“Secondly, on the issue of accidental kills, I find it hard to believe except if those accidentally killed were residing in the forest. I can only continue to probe further,” Daramola clarified.

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