The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied reports that it carried out air strike on a village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Reports had emerged on Wednesday that the village identified as Buhari was reportedly used as a hideout by Boko Haram and ISWAP members.
According to the report, the terrorists had used the village as a camp from where they attack both Yunusari and Gaidam areas of the state.
In a swift reaction, Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Edward Gabkwet, denied such operation took place.
In a terse statement, he said: “The NAF last conducted a mission into Yobe State (Not Yunusari LGA) on 5 September 2021 and it was an armed recce. No bomb or missile was even expended. Thanks.”
A source had told Daily Post that the attack happened in Buhari village in Yunusari LGA very close to Gaidam.
He said: “Boko Haram members are using that community as a hideout to attack Gaidam and Yunusary.
“The community has a thick vegetation cover which gives Boko Haram a good place for them to camp. They have converted the village to one of their camps.
“The military, on getting the credible intel were able to confirm that the village is a place for Boko Haram and ISWAP and today they used both aerial and land bombardment on the village.
“Scores of Boko Haram members were neutralized and a few civilians sustained injuries. The injured civilians were evacuated and taken to Gaidam General Hospital.
“That village has been a threat, all attacks on Gaidam were doctored from that place.
“Now that the village has been bombarded, may be we will have a little peace.”
This article was originally published on Naija News