The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has lost two of its personnel in a gun duel with bandits at Kawan Pole Waya in Kaduna State.
It said the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Monday, along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, about 20 kilometres from Birnin Gwari.
Director of NAF’s Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
He gave the names of the deceased personnel as Flying Officer Abdulrahman Bayero and Aircraftman Saidu Bawa.
According to Daramola, the incident occurred when troops of 271 NAF Detachment, Birnin Gwari, dismounted an ambush set up by bandits at Kawan Pole Waya, along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.
The spokesman said that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of NAF, commiserated with the families of the fallen heroes.