Friday, 19 June 2015

Defence HQ says Chad didn't carry out any airstrike on BH hideouts in Nigeria

Defence Headquarters has denied claims by Chadian Military that it carried out airstrikes on some Boko Haram hideouts in Nigeria. A statement signed and released by Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information this evening, stated that the areas the Chadian military attacked was most likely within Niger republic and not Nigeria. Part of the statement reads;
"The fact is that the Nigerian Airforce surveillance mission identified targets tagged as Camp 6 around Bosso town, which is not within Nigeria’s territory and alerted the partners accordingly.
The places reported to have been struck by the Chadians are therefore most likely to be in Niger Republic and not Nigeria as widely reported in the international media. The Nigerian military will continue to cooperate with partners in the mission to exterminate or contain terrorists strictly in conformity with existing terms of the Concept of Operation at strategic, operational or tactical levels. It is however important that issues are accurately reported while avoiding misleading or unnecessary sensationalism from any quarter” the statement read