Airforce investigating accidental airstrike in Maiduguri


By Ismail Auwal

Nigerian Air Force jet accidentally hit a truck conveying soldiers on reinforcement in Mainok, Borno State, killing scores of soldiers.

The incident occurred after the NAF jet reportedly hit the wrong coordinate while targeting Boko Haram fighters.
But the Nigerian Air Force has said it is investigating the report to know what happened.

The Director Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the incident cannot be confirmed yet until preliminary investigation is conducted.

In a tweet on Monday, “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”

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