The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun investigation into alleged killing of two persons by its personnel at Mabera area of Sokoto state.
NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said this in a statement.
An online media had reported alleged killing of the persons in the area, as a result of a fracas between NAF personnel and suspected Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) youths within the community.
But the NAF spokesperson said the NAF is investigating the alleged incident, despite “details regarding the unfortunate incident, which also led to some NAF personnel sustaining serious injuries, are still sketchy, in a view to “ascertaining the facts as well as establishing the degree of involvement of its personnel.”
He reiterated that the NAF is a highly disciplined and professional force that does not tolerate or condone acts of indiscipline or violations of human rights of citizens.
“Therefore, every NAF personnel found guilty of misdemeanor, in the past, had always been dealt with in accordance extant laws and the general public duly informed,” he said.
“We wish to assure the general public that, in line with the NAF’s usual practice, this case will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate action taken.”
Daramola assured that the public would be kept informed on the outcome of the investigation.