Men of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have reportedly killed scores of bandits fleeing in a convoy through an aerial bombardment around Genu community in Niger State.
A NAF Alpha jet from Katsina State military base on Friday carried out airstrikes in which herds of rustled cows were also killed, according to a military source
One of the bombs was said to have strayed into a wedding party in an adjoining community.
Also, an eyewitness account revealed that the fighter jet dropped bombs on bandits and “one hit a wedding train in Argida village, killing two civilians.”
The source, who preferred annonymity, said: “Two villagers were killed unfortunately. We gathered that several others who were guests at the wedding feast, sustain injuries.”
The Director of Information for NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed airstrikes at the axis were very successful.
Speaking with newsmen, he said: “We have no information on any civilian casualty. Our mission is against armed bandits in that Genu axis, after we got intelligence on bad elements planning to terrorise the people.”