The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has slammed allegations of bombing a wedding party in Niger State.
On Sunday, the Director Public Relations and Information of NAF, Edward Gabkwet reacted to the development saying the report is an attempt to condemn their efforts and those of other military services.
Edwards said that if the authors had not been eager to ‘blackmail’ the military, they would have wondered why a normal person would host a wedding reception in a risky environment like a forest.
The statement read in part,
“If indeed, a wedding party was hit, the question that should have been asked is, ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities?”
“It is clear that recent coordinated activities of the NAF, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents, is yielding the expected result and obviously, some people are out to discredit these efforts.
“But be rest assured that we will not succumb to any blackmail.
“The NAF shall continue to hit the locations of these criminals until we flush them out of the entire area and peace and security is fully restored.”