We’re investigating alleged killing of soldiers by airstrikes – NAF

The Nigerian Air Force has commenced an investigation into reports that airstrikes from its planes killed soldiers in the North-east, mistaken them for Boko Haram fighters.

A video making the rounds on social media, shows a soldier in the North-east alleging that army personnel were killed by an Air Force coordinated airstrike in Mainok, Maiduguri after they were mistaken for Boko Haram terrorists.

Reacting to the report on Monday, the NAF spokesman air commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the incident was under investigation.

In a tweet on the official NAF Twitter handle, he said, “The attention of the @NigAirForce has been drawn to reports alleging “How NAF killed over 20 Nigerian Army personnel by accident in airstrike” at Mainok which is about 55km to Maiduguri.”

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