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Breaking: NAF Finally Breaks Silence on Attempted Terrorist Attack at Kaduna Base


  • Report that one of the Nigerian Air Force Base at Kaduna was attacked by terrorits has been described as fake
  • The NAF spokesman Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet explained that there was no attack at the facility on Saturday, June 26
  • Gabkwet in a statement urged members of the public should to disregard the news as it is entirely false

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Abuja – A report claiming that the Nigerian Air Force Base (NAF) at Kaduna came under attack by terrorists on Saturday, June 26, has been dismissed.

Legit.ng gathers that this clarification was made by the NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a post shared on the official Facebook page of the force.

Nigerian Air Force
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said its Base in Kaduna was never attacked by terrorists.
Photo credit: Nigerian Air Force HQ
Source: Facebook

Gabkwet stated that the report was the handiwork of merchants of fake news, adding that there was nothing of such.

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He went on to note that the inhabitants of the entire Base are going about their normal activities and duties without any threat whatsoever.

NAF debunks claim that it’s aircraft crash-landed

Earlier, NAF denied media reports making the rounds that one of its aircraft crash-landed in Akure, Ondo state.

The report has been described as fake, aimed at tarnishing the good image of NAF at all costs.

NAF spokesman on Monday, May 31, stated this in reaction to a report alleging that the aircraft crash-landed a week before the fatal incident in Kaduna that claimed the life of the former chief of army staff and 10 others.

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Nigerian Air Force reacts to alleged bombing of wedding venue

Similarly, the air force dismissed reports claiming that a fighter jet mistakenly bombed the venue of a wedding in Genu, a town in Rijau local government area of Niger state.

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Gabkwet said the airstrike was targeted at the location of bandits who were gathered in the area.

He explained that the Nigerian Air Force has no record of unintended casualties apart from the bandits.

The spokesperson stated that the false report of bombing a wedding venue is an attempt to discredit the efforts of the military and other security agencies at combating banditry.

Source: Legit.ng



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