- The Nigerian Air Force has addressed the rumour surrounding a fighter jet dropping bombs in error on a village in Yobe state
- A number of villagers in Buwari community, Yunusari LGA of the northern state were feared dead on Wednesday, September 15
- A spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, denied that the force was responsible for the incident
A report by Channels TV indicates that several villagers were killed and others injured in an aerial bombardment in Buwari community, Yunusari local government area of Yobe State on Wednesday, September 15.
The online pubclication citing a source in the community confirmed the incident saying those injured are receiving treatment at the General Hospitals in Geidam and Gashua.
Daily Trust also reported that at least eight persons were killed in Buhari village in Yunusari LGA after an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force dropped bombs in error.
A resident identified as Ali Lawan said residents were heading for the Geidam weekly market when an aircraft with spot of ash and military camouflaged colour fired from east to the west.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a post shared on the official Facebook page of Aso Rock Villa on Wednesday, September 15, clarifed the incident.
Gabkwet said the report circulating on social media was false, adding that the last NAF mission into Yobe was conducted on Sunday, September 5.
He explained that the operation was an armed recce and no bomb or missile were used.
NAF helicopters bombard large gathering of bandits dressed in black clothes in Kawara forest
The military also destroyed a logistics base set up by armed criminals in Kaduna state. The logistics facility was being used by bandits hiding at Kawara Forest in Igabi local area of Kaduna state.
No fewer than 50 bandits were killed by bombs shelled at the logistics facility at the weekend. Their motorcycles and food items were destroyed at the camps during the attack.
Bombardments: Fleeing bandits abduct 20 villagers in Sokoto ommunity
Meanwhile, bandits suspected to be fleeing NAF's aerial bombardments in the Bakura-Talata Mafara axis of Zamfara state on Tuesday, September 7, stormed Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto and kidnapped at least 20 residents.
Residents of the Dange Shuni local government area, however, told BBC Hausa that communities in the area were witnessing an influx of bandits recently.
Many bandits’ leaders and their foot soldiers have been killed during the military raids.