The Nigerian Air Force committee set up to investigate the alleged air strikes on civilians in Zamfara has commenced work.
The committee was set up following allegations by the Zamfara Council of Chiefs claiming the military attacks against bandits was killing civilians.
Names of 11 villagers allegedly killed by NAF personnel in the course of the operation and 11 others who were injured was also released by the traditional rulers.
The members of the committee headed by AVM Idi Gambo-Lubo, arrived Katsina on Friday, where the onslaught against bandits in Zamfara and other states is being coordinated.
Gambo-Lubo told newsmen that the seven-man committee was set up by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to investigate the claims made by the monarchs.
The committee will also conduct investigations on the matter both in Katsina and Zamfara states.
He said, “We will carry out an investigation in Katsina state from where the anti-bandits operation is being coordinated.
“We will also conduct investigation in Zamfara state where the alleged offence was committed.
“The committee will carry out an intensive investigation to ascertain the truth of the matter that was raised by the royal fathers.
“We shall meet various stakeholders to dig deep, to find out the truth about the allegation by the traditional rulers,” he said.
The chairman added that the committee would submit its report on April 25, 2019 to the Chief of Air Staff.
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