Air Force probes alleged airstrikes on soldiers mistaken for Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has begun investigating alleged airstrike on soldiers.

An online platform (not had reported that over 20 soldiers were attacked by airstrikes allegedly coordinated by the NAF in Mainok, Maiduguri after they were mistaken for Boko Haram fighters.

However, the NAF tweeted on Monday saying the alleged incident was being investigated.

“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,” the NAF said.

“All enquiries should please be directed to the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.”