The Nigerian Air Force has denied bombing guests at a wedding venue in Niger state.
NAF’s Director Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet who reacted to the report, alleged that it is an attempt to discredit its efforts and those of other military services.
Wondering why people will be hosting a wedding party in a “dangerous place like a forest”, Gabkwet stated that the NAF will not succumb to any blackmail.
The statement read;
“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 coordinate activities of the NAF, 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 NAF 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”.