NAF Denies Paying Bandits N20m To Prevent Bombing Buhari’s Plane

NAF Denies Paying Bandits N20m To Prevent Bombing Buhari’s Plane

The Nigerian Air Force has denied paying bandits N20 million to crash President Buhari’s Plane.

DAILY TRUST reports that this was revealed by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet through a statement. Jamb Result

Edward Gabkwet said, “The false reportage, therefore, begs the question as to why the NAF would negotiate for a weapon allegedly seized and still carry out air interdiction missions on the same bandits and their strongholds

“The NAF is of the view that this latest false report could be a part of a campaign to further the cause of insecurity in Nigeria by elements who see the NAF as a threat following series of successful exploits in operations against criminal gangs”. Information Guide Nigeria

In a report filed by DAILY TRUST, The Nigerian Air Force described a report by the American media organization, Wall Street Journal as false.

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The report stated that the Nigerian Air Force paid N20m ransom to bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized from the Nigerian Army.

Recall that Wall Street Journal reported that the NAF negotiated the deal ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned trip to Katsina adding that N2O million was given to the bandits at Rugu Forest by a naval officer.

According to DAILY TRUST, Edward Gabkwet called on local and international media to verify facts before publishing it.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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