The Nigeria Air Force, NAF, has said that it is investigating the weapon-laden helicopter that landed in Taraba State Yesterday.
The NAF Director of Public Relations, AVM O.A. Adesaya stated this today while chatting with Nigerians.
The Air Force image maker stated that the helicopter, which landed in Taraba State with weapons will be investigated and appropriate actions taken after finding.
Recall that a helicopter suspected to be loaded with arms and ammunition on Sunday landed in a village called Jibu, located along River Benue, near Ibi, in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, had raised alarm that the arms and ammunition were allegedly meant for a militia group that might have been planning an attack on Taraba villages.
“This system of arms delivery was used prior to the tragic attacks in Agatu communities in Benue State last year, which led to the killings there.
“When it was reported, nothing was done to trace and arrest the owners of the helicopter.
“That strategy works for them in Agatu and they are using it again today.
“This may be another planned militia attacks on the people of Taraba in the offing,” Dan-Abu said.
Nigerians await with bated breath on the outcome of NAF investigation as its report will lead to unmasking those behind the helicopter and for what purpose the weapons were meant to carry.