The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says a supposed ‘Breaking News Flash’ with the headline “Nigerian Air Force Kills Over 250 Boko Haram Fighters In Maiduguri” is totally fake.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

Daramola said the fake news said to have been released on Feb. 13 by one ‘Comr Aminu Shuaibu Musawa’ did not originate from the Nigerian Air Force.

According to him, Media houses and the general public are reminded that authentic information on the activities of the NAF will always be released officially by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI).

He added that any reports emanating from other sources without verification from the NAF should be completely discountenanced

Daramola said the NAF had commenced action that would lead to the prosecution of the originator(s) of the aforementioned false report for disseminating fake news.