NAF Disowns Fake News Image on 250 Boko Haram Fighters

1. The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a supposed ‘Breaking News Flash’ with the headline “Nigerian Air Force Kills Over 250 Boko Haram Fighters In Maiduguri” said to have been released on 13 February 2020 by one ‘Comr Aminu Shuaibu Musawa’. The NAF wishes to categorically state that the false sensational news item, with its gory doctored visuals, is totally fake and did not originate from the NAF.

2. Media houses and indeed the general public are please reminded that authentic information on the activities of the NAF will always be released officially by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) and carried on the NAF website, www.airforce.mil.ng, as well as NAF official social media handles as given below:

Twitter – @NigAirForce
Facebook – Nigerian Air Force HQ (@hqnigerianairforce)
Instagram – Nigerian Air Force
YouTube – Nigerian Air Force

3. Any reports emanating from other sources without verification from the NAF should be completely discountenanced. The NAF has commenced action that would lead to the prosecution of the originator(s) of the aforementioned false report for disseminating fake news.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force