Govt denies confirming NAF Jet Killed Six Children in Niger Community.
Written by News Room on April 22, 2022
The Niger State government has debunked the claims that it confirmed the killing of six children by a fighter jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
In a statement in Minna, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Matane, described the report suggesting that he gave the confirmation as false.
The SSG, therefore, called on members of the fourth estate of the realm and the public to desist from publishing or airing fake and unsubstantiated stories, but verify from credible sources before making them public.
Amid the report that six children were killed in an airstrike on Thursday in Niger, a community leader accused NAF of bombing houses in Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson for the Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA), Salis Sabo, in a statement claimed the strikes occurred on April 13, although NAF authorities have yet to react to the allegation.