The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has described as ‘unfounded’ a newspaper report that it is planning to compulsorily retire some Air Vice Marshalls over involvement in fraudulent arms deals.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Director of Public Relations and Information (NAF), Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, described the story as false and did not emanate from NAF.
The statement issued by NAF reads: “The attention of the Nigerian Air Force has been drawn to the publication on pages 1-2 of New Telegraph newspaper of Monday 13 June 2016 titled “Arm Scandal: Air Force to retire AVMs, Commodores”.
“The publication alleged that the NAF is at the verge of retiring a number of senior officers connected with the ongoing investigation of arms purchase under the immediate past administration.
“It is pertinent to state that this story is unfounded and did not emanate from the NAF.
“The Press is therefore please advised to always confirm their story with the NAF before publication”.