Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 18 January 2017 | 1,569 times
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is saddened by yesterday’s accidental air strike by its fighter jet at Rann in Kala Balge area of Borno State in which scores of innocent lives were lost.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, disclosed in a statement that “While available information is sketchy, the Theatre Commander OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE is taking appropriate steps to avail us with details of the incident. The loss occasioned by this unfortunate incident is deeply regretted.
“The NAF commiserates with those affected and their families and would update the public as soon as detailed facts emerge from the investigation.”
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness over accidental involving Internally Displaced Persons Camp, in Kalabalge, Borno state.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Speaker extended his heartfelt condolence to the families of the victims and prayed God to comfort them. He also prayed for quick recovery for the injured.
Dogara urged the military to investigate the incident so as to prevent future occurrence.