The Defence Headquarters has refuted a report that the Chadian military conducted air strikes against six terrorist camps in Nigeria.
According to a statement signed on Thursday by the Director of Defense Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the reports are inaccurate.
Olukolade disclosed that it was the Nigerian Air Force surveillance mission which identified targets tagged as Camp 6 around Bosso town which is not within Nigeria’s territory and alerted the partners accordingly.
“The places reported to have been struck by the Chadians are therefore most likely to be in Niger Republic and not Nigeria as widely reported in the international media,” he said.
The Defence Headquarters disclosed that Nigerian territory has not been violated as insinuated in the reports.
“The Nigerian military will continue to cooperate with partners in the mission to exterminate or contain terrorists strictly in conformity with existing terms of the Concept of Operation at strategic, operational or tactical levels.
“It is however important that issues are accurately reported while avoiding misleading or unnecessary sensationalism from any quarter,” the statement said.