Nigeria: Air Force Denies Bombing Senator Ndume’s Convoy

The Nigerian Air Force yesterday denied its fighter plane targeted and bombed Senator Ali Ndume’s convoy at Pulka village on his way to Gwoza local government area in Borno State.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the Air Force, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas said it was aware of media reports which alleged that its “aircraft targeted and bombed Senator Ali Ndume’s convoy on Saturday 11 January 2014.”

“The reports misquoted the Director of Information as having said the fighter jets mistakenly fired on the Senator’s convoy,” the statement said.

Air Commodore Anas added that the Nigerian Air Force aircraft did not target Senator Ndume’s convoy as alleged.

He explained that as military operations in the North East particularly in Borno State are ongoing the Air Force is constantly involved with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in a coordinated manner aim at defeating the Boko Haram insurgents.

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