An officer of the  Nigerian Air Force  In Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, has been killed by unknown gunmen who attacked the force’s helipad.

According to a press released sent to Saharareporters by Olatokunbo Adesanya , Director of Public Relations and Information of the Force, the attack happened in the early hours of Sunday.

The statement reads: “In the early hours of Sunday, 13 May 2018, a group of unknown gunmen attacked the guard post at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. 

“Although the NAF personnel on duty were able to repel the attack, an airman paid the supreme sacrifice in the process.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

 

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