The Zamfara State Council of Chiefs’ has reaffirmed its stance on allegations of killing of innocent villagers during air raids by Air Force jets across different communities.

The Emir of Anka, Attahiru Ahmad Muhammad stated this in his palace in Anka Local Government Area in an interactive session with reporters while reacting to media reports that the council has apologised to the Air Force.

The Monarch said the council had not in any way rescinded its claims over the killings.

He also insisted that the list of casualties was authentic and had been submitted to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Baba Abubakar, through an Air Force delegation led by Air Vice Marshal Idi Lubo, who was in the state for a fact-finding mission.

The Emir added that Air Marshall Abubakar, through his delegation, said that collateral damages were not uncommon during military operations.