The identity of one of the Nigeria Airforce (NAF) personnel killed by bandits in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State has been revealed.
He was identified as Air Craftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad and was said to be preparing for his wedding scheduled for 3 weeks time.
His identity was confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening by former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani who disclosed on Twitter that he has visited the family home of the deceased.
He shared a photo of the NAF official and wrote: “Air Craftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad along with some of his colleagues was killed by Bandits in an ambush along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road yesterday. He was to get married in 3 weeks’ time. I visited his family home in Kaduna today. May his soul Rest In Peace. Amin.
Air Craftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad along with some of this colleagues were killed by Bandits in an ambush along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road yesterday.He was to get married in 3 weeks time.I visited his family home in Kaduna today.May his soul Rest In Peace.Amin. pic.twitter.com/6jav2gqF1D
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 14, 2021
It will be recalled Naija News previously reported that two officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Sector 271 and scores of bandits died on Saturday following a battle in Kaduna.
In a statement, NAF Director of Information, Air Vice Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that the clash between NAF and the bandits occurred at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
Daramola noted that officers who sustained varying degrees of injuries are receiving treatment, adding that troops were able to foil the ambush.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has condoled with the family of the fallen heroes, urging troops to remain resolute.
Confirming the battle, the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement said NAF conducted armed reconnaissance in Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas.
The locations were Gajere, Sabon-Kuyello, Ungwan Farinbatu, Sabuwa, Kutemeshi, Dogon-Mu’azu, Dogon-Dawa, Kidandan, Sabon-Birni, Galadimawa, Rikau, Yadi, Kuduru, Nacibi, Farin-Ruwa and adjoining settlements.
“Similarly, bandits were sighted at Nacibi fleeing southwards on motorcycles; they were engaged accordingly and neutralized.
“A group of huts observed to be active with bandits was engaged with rockets”, the official added.