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NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by Traplord09: 8:08pm On Oct 17, 2021
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied a news report circulating on some media platforms alleging that it paid N20 million to bandits who operate in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in exchange for a captured anti-aircraft gun.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the denial in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

According to Gabkwet, the report stated that the reason behind the payment was to retrieve the anti-aircraft gun which it alleged the NAF feared could be used against aircraft operating within the state.


“The NAF wishes to categorically state that there is absolutely no iota of truth in the spurious allegation that was undoubtedly designed to cast aspersions on the good image of the service.

“The said report is totally false. It should, therefore, be taken as fake news and disregarded.

“Indeed, we ordinarily would not have responded to such baseless and utterly illogical allegation, but for the need to set the record straight and reaffirm the NAF’s unflinching commitment to decisively dealing with the bandits and all other criminal elements.


For the avoidance of doubt, it must be stated that there is no basis for the NAF to pay bandits or any criminal elements that it has continued to attack and decimate in Katsina, as well as other parts of the North-West and other theatres of operation in the country.

“Indeed, as recent as Oct. 12, NAF aircraft conducted five missions in the Jibia general area and engaged targets with rockets and cannons at Bala Wuta bandits’ locations in Kadaoji.

“Similar successes were recorded at Fakai Dutsin Anfare, an area in Jibia known for its high incidences of bandits activities.

“The false reportage, therefore, begs the question as to why the NAF would negotiate for a weapon allegedly seized and still carry out air interdiction missions on the same bandits and their strongholds.

“The NAF is of the view that this latest false report could be a part of a campaign to further the cause of insecurity in Nigeria by elements who see NAF as a threat following a series of successful exploits in operations against criminal gangs.”

Re: NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by NwaNimo1(m): 8:11pm On Oct 17, 2021
Re: NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by SarkinYarki: 8:11pm On Oct 17, 2021
The Intel mad the payment Not NAF
Re: NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by benuejosh(m): 8:43pm On Oct 17, 2021
Peddlers of Fake News. We know them. Children of hate.
Re: NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by benuejosh(m): 8:45pm On Oct 17, 2021
NwaNimo1:
So who paid them?

EFCC?


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The imaginary minds of those who hate this government and Buhari paid them and still spread the fake news. Are you not aware of how IPOB kill people and still blame Buhari? That's the case.
Re: NAF Denies Paying Bandits For Captured Anti-aircraft Gun by Mynd44: 1:31am On Oct 18, 2021

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