The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied earlier studies that gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, tried to take over the Air Force base in Kaduna on Saturday morning.
According to NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Gabkwet Edward, in a press release despatched to SaharaReporters, there was no file of an assault on the army facility or its neighbourhood.
“Members of the public should please disregard the news as it is entirely false. There was nothing of such as the inhabitants of the entire base going about their normal activities and duties without any threat whatsoever,” Edward mentioned.
The Foundation for Investigative Journalism had quoted an Air Force Official as saying the insurgents tried to take over the bottom.
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According to the newspaper, the supply mentioned that as of 6 am on Saturday, a gunfight between the terrorists and army personnel that lasted for shut to 2 hours was ongoing.