The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied bombing party guests in Niger state.

NAF described the reports as an attempt to discredit its efforts and those of other military services.

It said if the authors were not determined to ‘blackmail’ the military, they would have asked themselves why a sane mind would host a wedding party in a dangerous place like a forest.

Edward Gabkwet, NAF’s Director Public Relations and Information, in a statement on Sunday said “If indeed, a wedding party was hit, the question that should have been asked is, ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities?”

The statement added: “It is clear that recent coordinate activities of the NAF, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents is yielding the expected result and obviously, some people are out to discredit these efforts. But be rest assured that we will not succumb to any blackmail.

“The NAF shall continue to hit the locations of these criminals until we flush them out of the entire area and peace and security is fully restored”.

It was reported that a NAF Alpha jet bombed a wedding venue in Genu in Niger State, killing some of the guests.

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