Nasarawa – Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa State, says drone was used to drop the bomb that killed 27 herdsmen in Kwateri, a community between the state and Benue.
Sule who spoke on Arise TV on Wednesday said the bomb was not dropped by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF), aircraft as being speculated in some quarters.
“An unidentified drone” carried out the attack, Sule insisted.
On Tuesday, at least 27 people were killed following an airstrike that hit some herders waiting to transport their cattle from an area that connects Benue to Nasarawa.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said the explosion happened after the herders went to get 1,250 of their cows impounded by the Benue livestock guards.
Speaking further on the attack, the governor dispelled the “rumours” that the attack was orchestrated by the air force.
He said enquiries revealed that “no air force plane flew through the area,” adding that the bombing was done by a drone whose operators were yet to be identified.
“It will be very difficult to arrest anyone at the moment because the whole place at that moment was in total disarray.
“The rumours earlier were that the air force carried out the bombing but right now, we understand that there was no air force plane that flew through the area.
“It was a drone that flew through the area and dropped the bomb. I have spoken with all the security agencies around and all of them claim they do not know anything about it. Nobody is claiming responsibility for the drone bombing.”
Sule said the investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the truth of the situation.
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