•Air-force denies involvement
A military jet fighter, believed to be own by Nigerian Air Force has reportely bombed Buhari’s village, killing nine and wounded scores of civilians in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, residents say.
However, the Nigerian air-force has denied any involvement in the bombing the innocent civilians.
Congress gathered that victims of the ill-fated incident are currently receiving medical attention at a government health facility in Geidam.
An eyewitness of Damaturu, Saleh Ibrahim, “The villagers were already set to go to the market at Geidam early in the morning when, suddenly, the jet appeared from nowhere and started shelling the village.
“Instantly, three people died. The sound of gunshots scared the villagers and they ran for safety, but others sustained injuries as a result.
“Some of the injured were attempting to tend to the dead people when they also got hit by bullets from the jet.
“As of 5 pm on Wednesday, the number of dead people had risen to nine, while over 30 people sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at Geidam General Hospital,” Ibrahim disclosed.
He said, “Buhari village is in Yunusari local government, but Buhari village is closer to Geidam and the entire Yunusari local government doesn’t have facilities to attend to the injured victims.”
The acting spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai in Damaturu, Lt. Kennedy Anyanwu, said that they were “yet to receive any situation report about the incident.”
Meantime, the Nigerian Air Force has also denied allegation linking one of its fighter jets to the bombing.
The NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Wednesday stated that the agency last conducted a mission in Yobe State earlier in the month.
“NAF last conducted a mission into Yobe State (not Yunusari LGA) on 5 September 2021 and it was an armed Recce. No bomb or missile was even expended,” he said.