Air force Pilot: NAF begins investigation over alleged killings of civilians

Air force Pilot: NAF begins investigation over alleged killings of civilians

The Nigerian Airforce has launched an investigation into an Airforce pilot’s suspected killing of people in Kamadougou, Yobe State.

Following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft from the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai was detailed to respond to suspected terrorist activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600 hours on Friday, according to Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force.

He stated the plane noticed strange movement typical with Boko Haram terrorist behavior while flying south of Kanama.

According to him, the pilot fired a few probing rounds. It’s worth noting that the area is notorious for ongoing Boko Haram/ISWAP activity.

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According to reports reaching the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) headquarters, several civilians were killed inadvertently while others were injured.

“The initial release denying the involvement of NAF aircraft was based on the first report available to the Air Component, which was later submitted to NAF headquarters, which said that civilians were bombed despite the fact that the aircraft detailed for the operation did not carry bombs.

A Board of Inquiry has been established, according to him, to thoroughly explore the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

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