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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has cautioned members of the public, especially commentators, analysts and opinion moulders to desist from speculative information on the cause of the accidental air strike at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI ), Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, on Tuesday, said some of the analysts have attempted to unravel the cause of the tragic incident is misleading.
Famuyiwa also warned that these speculations is unhelpful to the ongoing investigation into the root cause of air mishap in the North East.
“The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to various speculations by some individuals and media organisations about the causes and circumstances leading to the accidental air strike of 17 January 2016 at Rann in Kala Balge Area of Borno State.
“A number of these comments and publications have attempted to analyse the cause of the accident without any adequate knowledge or information about the incident. This is not only misleading but inimical to the ongoing effort to investigate the accident, ” he stated.
Against this backdrop, Famuyiwa urged members of the “public to exercise restraint in commenting about this unfortunate incident”.
The NAF Spokesperson reminded that a committee has been set up to thoroughly investigate the accident.
He disclosed that the committee has moved to Maiduguri and presently interviewing people with a view to eliciting facts about the accident.
As such, he said, it is only fair and just for members of the public to allow the committee carry out its task without preju