Another Nigerian Lawmaker Is Dead

Another Nigerian Lawmaker Is Dead

A report reaching Naija News has it that a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Maitala, is dead.

It was gathered that the lawmaker representing the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency reportedly died in a road accident along Bade-Gitata road Friday night.

Maitala, who was on his way to Jos, was in the company of his son, driver, and security aide. It was learned that the four died instantly as a result of the accident.

This is coming barely a month after another lawmaker, Yuguda Killa from Jigawa State, passed on.

Meanwhile, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed a viral video shared by Boko Haram terrorist group which claimed responsibility for shooting down a fighter jet mid-air.

Hum Angle on Friday shared a video reportedly obtained from the dreaded group showing fighters carrying RPG & artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot & the aircraft’s debris.

However, despite images and footage shown in the viral video, a statement made available to newsmen by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the video released by the Boko Haram fighters as mere propaganda.

NAF said though the video is still being thoroughly analysed, it is evident that most parts of the video were deliberately doctored to give a false impression that the aircraft was shot down.

According to the force, Boko Haram is only seeking to claim credit for what was obviously an air accident that could have been caused by several other reasons.

NAF on this note admonished Nigerians to pay a deaf ear to contents of the viral video until all investigations as to how the aircraft crashed are completed.

Source: Naija News

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