The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) high command has denied killing innocent villagers at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
This is contrary to allegations making the rounds on social media that the air branch of the military had slaughtered innocent civilians in an air raid.
Stories had gone viral alleging that a jet operated by NAF had dropped a bomb around 9.pm on Sunday, when villagers gathered for Maulud celebration, leaving several casualties.
Reacting however, Airforce spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said: “The news making the rounds alleging that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft accidentally killed innocent civilians in Kaduna is false.
“Please be informed that the NAF has not carried out any air operations within Kaduna State and environs in the last 24 hours. Also, note that the NAF is not the only organization operating combat armed drones in the North western region of Nigeria.
“It is also important to ensure that due diligence is always exhausted by the media before going to press with unverified and unconfirmed reports.”