The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed reports of bombing a wedding party in Niger State.
Reports that Nigerian Air Force’s Alpha jet bombed a wedding venue in Genu, Niger State on Saturday, June 12,2021 had gone viral and this has prompted NAF to respond.
Reacting to the development, NAF, in a statement by its Director Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, described the report as an attempt to discredit its efforts and those of other military services.
According to NAF DPRI, if the authors were not determined to ‘blackmail’ the military, why would a reasonable mind host a wedding party in a dangerous place like a forest?
“If indeed, a wedding party was hit, the question that should have been asked is, ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities?
“It is clear that recent coordinated activities of the Nigerian Air Force, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents, is yielding the expected result and obviously, some people are out to discredit these efforts.But be rest assured that we will not succumb to any blackmail.
“The Nigerian Air Force shall continue to hit the locations of these criminals until we flush them out of the entire area and peace and security is fully restored,” The statement read.