Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, the Chairman of the Zamfara Council of Chiefs, and Emir of Anja, has denied reports that he apologized to the Nigerian Air Force over its allegations that air strikes targeted at bandits killed innocent villagers.
Few days ago, certain reports in the media (not Naija Buzz) alleged that he had apologized to NAF over the statement.
He however stated that the report was baseless, adding that NAF had admitted to have mistakenly bombed the innocent villagers.
“I received an entourage led by Air Vice Marshall Idi Lubo, who was in the state to condole and sympathised with the entire people of the state over a mistake made by NAF that consumed innocent lives.
“In my remarks, there was no where I apologised that NAF mistakenly killed innocent lives during its bombardments on targeted camps operated by bandits across some villages in the state recently but, I rather used words of respect as did by the August visitor which had been our tradition when receiving guests.
“Our council meeting had, based on credible reports, believed that the killings of innocent people had occurred and we stand by our position. If later, I would come back to make a U-turn on that matter then, I should not remain as Emir,” he said.
Naija Buzz had in a recent report published the names of some of the innocent victims who were bombed by the NAF air strikes.
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