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NAF sets up panel of inquiry on alleged shooting at motorists

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a panel of inquiry to look into the allegation of harassment and shooting at motorists in Ibadan by its airmen last Friday.
Sqn. Ldr. Chidinma Ojukwu, Acting Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Headquarters Logistics Command, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
An online publication had reported that soldiers (NAF airmen) harassed and shot at motorists around Iwo Road area of Ibadan on Nov 9.
“The attention of the Logistics Command of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to an online publication alleging that soldiers (NAF airmen) were harassing and shooting motorists around the Iwo Road area of Ibadan on Friday, Nov. 9.
“A preliminary investigation has therefore been conducted into the incident and it was evident that the account as reported was not accurate but rather misleading,” Ojukwu said.
The acting PRO said that any NAF personnel found wanting or culpable of any offence after full investigation must be punished in accordance with the law of the land.
He said that the NAF was committed to professionalism and was responsible to the Nigerian people.
Ojukwu assured the public that the NAF, being a highly professional and disciplined force, would not tolerate any acts of indiscipline in violation of the rights of Nigerians.
The spokesman added that the public would be kept informed on the outcome of the investigations.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.