Two NAF personnel killed in Kaduna bandits attack
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
February 14, 2021
Gunmen suspected to be and it’s have killed of the Nigerian Air Force personnel in an attack in Kaduna State.
The unfortunate incident took place on Saturday when the forces of the 271 Nigerian Air Force detachment frustrated an ambush set up by a group of over 100 bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari.
Disclosing this in a statement on Saturday, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Public Relations Officer said the troops were able to fight their way through the ambush “killing dozens of bandits in the process.”
“Unfortunately, some NAF personnel paid the supreme price during the operation, while a few others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The injured personnel is currently receiving treatment at the NAF Hospital in Kaduna,” he stated.
The statement further revealed that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, on behalf of all officers, airmen, airwomen, and civilian staff of the NAF, sympathized with the families of the fallen heroes and prayed the Almighty God to grant their souls eternal rest.
AVM Daramola disclosed that “The CAS, who visited the injured person in the hospital this evening, has urged all NAF personnel to remain resolute and continue to work assiduously, in synergy with sister services and other security agencies, to rid the North-West of all criminal elements.”