DHQ Kicks Against Media Report Accusing NAF Of Causing Death Of Army Officer, 8 Soldiers


By Daniels Nwokike, The Sight News

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Monday kicked against a media report suggesting that the inaction of Nigerian Air Force caused untimely death of an army officer and 8 soldiers, in Yobe Boko Haram attack.

In a statement made available to The Sight News, the Director Defence Information, Major General John Enenche while reacting to the said publication, noted that the ill motivated news against the Nigerian Air Force in particular and the Military in general should be disregarded by the general public as it lacks merit.

He recalled that the Nigerian Air Force conducted Operation RUWAN WUTA 1 in September this year in support of the Nigerian Army, which recorded massive successes in further eliminating remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists in the North East.

He further said that, “As a result, the Air Force re-strategized and embarked on Operation RUWAN WUTA II which is ongoing alongside clearance operations with the Nigerian Army, all under Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Hence, it is not possible for the Nigerian Air Force to refuse to provide air cover to the Nigerian Army at this moment of its peak air activity.

“The Nigeria Army, Navy and Air Force have always been operating jointly and equally synergized in their common spheres of influence to bring the necessary force to bear, on all targets in operations and battle field” he noted.

The DDI therefore emphasized that the ill motivated story be discarded.

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