The Nigerian Air Force has denied the report that its men killed army personnel in an airstrike.
A report had said that 20 army personnel were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Air Force in Mainok, Maiduguri because they were mistaken for Boko Haram terrorists.
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The Air Force responding via a tweet, said, “The attention of the @NigAirForce has been drawn to reports alleging “How NAF Killed over 20 Nigerian Army Personnel by Accident in Air Strike” at Mainok which is about 55km to Maiduguri. The NAF wishes to state that visuals and reports been circulated are being investigated and the general public will be duly updated on the alleged incident. All enquiries should please be directed to the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.”