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Gunmen in Bayelsa kill NAF official during on helipad

Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Abubakar

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

According to a press released made available by Director of Public Relations and Information of the Force, Olatokunbo Adesanya, 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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