Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Boko Haram Claims It Killed Chibok Girls
In a recent video released by Boko Haram few weeks ago, the terrorist group claimed that air strikes killed 40 of the over 200 girls abducted from their dormitory in a secondary school in Chibok on April 14, 2014.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, denied the claims of the terrorist group, describing it as false and a complete propaganda.
He made the clarification to reporters on Saturday during the commissioning of some newly completed projects at the Air Force Base in Kaduna State also in northern Nigeria.
While describing the video released by the insurgents as diversionary, Air Marshal Abubakar said the ongoing air bombardment against the terrorists at Sambisa Forest was being carried out in professional manner to avoid a collateral damage.
The Chief of Air Staff was at the 335 Base Services Group’s Air Force Base, Mando, Kaduna State to commission some projects initiated by his administration few months ago.
Some of the projects include the Ground Training Centre Airmen Instructors Quarters and Recruits camp.
The Air Force boss reiterated his administration’s determination to address accommodation challenges being faced by officials and improve their welfare which he said were key in boosting their morale towards winning the war against insurgents in the northeast and other operational areas in Nigeria.
Announcing plans by his administration to ensure that both officials of the service have their own houses upon retirement, Air Marshal Abubakar asked them not to relent in their duties in protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.