Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
A Troop of the 271 Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari on Thursday, foiled an ambush laid for the troops by armed bandits at Ungwan Yako alongside the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Street in Kaduna State.
An Officer, Aircraftman Mukhtar Ibrahim was killed, whereas a number of others have been wounded throughout a gun duel with the closely armed bandits numbering over 70
In accordance with a press release by the Director of Public Relations and Info, Nigerian Air Drive, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, “The gallant troops have been capable of struggle their means by the ambush to the facet of Birnin Gwari killing a number of bandits within the course of.
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“Sadly, one NAF personnel paid the supreme worth within the course of whereas some sustained various levels of damage. The deceased airman, Aircraftman Mukhtar Ibrahim, is scheduled to be buried right now in accordance with Islamic rites whereas the injured personnel are presently receiving therapy on the NAF Hospital in Kaduna.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, commiserates with the family of the fallen hero and prays that the Almighty grants his soul peaceful repose. The CAS 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 Northwest of all criminal elements”.