The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said that NAF personnel and score of bandits were killed in an ambush attack in Kaduna.
It explained that the killing took place when troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Force
(NAF) Detachment foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 armed bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola
, in a statement said that the gallant 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 are currently receiving treatment at the NAF Hospital in Kaduna,” the statement revealed.
The Chief of the Air Staff
(CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, on behalf of all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, commiserates with the families of the fallen heroes and prays that the Almighty God grants their souls peaceful repose.
The CAS, who visited the injured person in the hospital 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.
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