The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mshl Sadique Abubakar inspecting the newly weaponized NAF alpha jet after test.
Says it’s studying the situation
By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THE Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, apologized over the accidental air raid on the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Borno State
The Air Force, in a statement, in Abuja late yesterday, said it was saddened at the ugly development, adding that it was waiting for briefing on the incident from the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in the state.
The statement read:”The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is saddened by today’s accidental air strike by its fighter jet at Rann in Kala Balge area of Borno State in which some innocent lives were lost.
” 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.