The Nigerian Air Force yesterday dismissed allegations contained in a recent Boko Haram video that its fighter jets killed some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
A masked Boko Haram fighter had in the video showed lifeless bodies of some purported Chibok schoolgirls, saying they were killed in airstrikes by the Nigerian military.
But the spokesperson of the NAF, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a statement yesterday, described the video as not only “a ruse” but “another mischievous effort” by the terrorist sect to draw public attention to itself.
He added: “Whereas the video showed a cross section of the abducted girls and an airborne aircraft, it provided no evidence that the supposed casualties were as a result of any air to ground attack. More so, there is sufficient evidence to believe that the casualties were arranged as the positioning of the bodies clearly defiles any natural setting of a location that had undergone aerial bombardment”.