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Nasarawa Explosion: Drone Dropped The Bomb Not NAF Aircraft


Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria has said the explosion in Kwateri, a community between the state and Benue State, was not carried out by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Governor Sule said an unidentified “drone” wrecked the attack on Tuesday.

No fewer than 27 people were killed after an airstrike hit some herders waiting to transport their cattle from an area that connects Benue to Nasarawa.

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said the explosion happened after the herders went to get 1,250 of their cows impounded by the Benue livestock guards.

Sule while speaking during an Arise TV show on Wednesday dispelled the “rumours” that the attack was orchestrated by the air force.

The Governor said enquiries revealed that “no air force plane flew through the area,” adding that the bombing was done by a drone whose operators were yet to be identified.

Governor Sule, “It will be very difficult to arrest anyone at the moment because the whole place at that moment was in total disarray. The rumours earlier were that the air force carried out the bombing but right now, we understand that there was no air force plane that flew through the area.

“It was a drone that flew through the area and dropped the bomb. I have spoken with all the security agencies around and all of them claim they do not know anything about it. Nobody is claiming responsibility for the drone bombing.”

Sule added that the investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the truth of the situation.


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