The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, base camp has said that its helicopter arrival site, Helipad, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital was assaulted by obscure shooters on Sunday. NAF, nonetheless, uncovered that its staff on guard duty at the office could repulse the assailants in a shootout.
A statement by the NAF’s Director of Public Relations, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said, “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,” Mr Adesanya, an air-vice-marshal, said.