- A Nigerian Air Force delegation is on its way to Sokoto on a fact-finding mission
- The delegation will be investigating the fracas between some NAF personnel in Sokoto and some youths
- Already, the commander in the area has paid a condolence visit to the families of the deceased
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has dispatched a high powered delegation to Sokoto state.
The delegation is led by the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command (AOC TAC), Air Vice Marshal Charles Ohwo, under which 119 Forward Operating Base (119 FOB) Sokoto falls.
Members of the delegation are visiting the state to undertake a fact-finding mission after a fracas between some Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel and some youths at Mabera area of the state turned bloody on Sunday, October 20.
The fracas led to the death of 2 persons and sparked outrage on social media.
A statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, indicates that the delegation paid a condolence visit to the governor of the state, Aminu Tambuwal.
The commander of the Forward Operating Base in the area also paid a condolence visit to the families of the deceased
The statement also revealed that the AOC has also constituted an independent Board of Inquiry, comprising officers from outside Sokoto state, to investigate the incident, adding that the NAF personnel involved are under house arrest.
The statement expressed NAF regrets over the loss of lives and injury to civilians occasioned by incident.
NAF further reiterated its earlier stance that no stone will be left unturned to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.
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