One of many six personnel of the Nigerian Air Drive, 271 Group, who had been ambushed and killed by bandits alongside the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway, had three weeks to his marriage ceremony.
The deceased, Aircraftsman Abubakar Ahmad, was among the many victims killed on February 13.
Kaduna State has been on the centre of renewed banditry assaults, notably within the rural communities and plenty of deaths have gone largely unreported.
In keeping with a NAF assertion on Saturday, troops of the 271 Nigerian Air Drive foiled an ambush by a gaggle of bandits at Ungwan Laya close to Birnin Gwari, killing lots of them.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed these in an announcement in Abuja.
A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, who’s from Kaduna South district, additionally confirmed that Ahmad was to get married in three weeks, whereas commiserating along with his household on Twitter on Monday.
“Aircraftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad together with a few of these colleagues had been killed by bandits in an ambush alongside Kaduna Birnin Gwari Highway yesterday. He was to get married in three weeks,” he tweeted.
The previous lawmaker stated he was at Ahmad’s dwelling in Kaduna on a condolence go to on Sunday.
The NAF spokesman, Daramola, stated that the troops had been in a position to beat their means by way of the ambush, killing a number of of the bandits who had been over 100 in quantity.
He, nevertheless, added that an undisclosed variety of gallant personnel of the Nigerian Air Drive concerned within the operation misplaced their lives, whereas others sustained accidents and had been receiving therapies.
In keeping with the NAF spokesman, the Chief of Air Employees, Oladayo Amao, has expressed his condolences to the household of the gallant officers who paid the supreme worth.
“The CAS on behalf of all officers, airmen, airwomen, and civilian workers of the NAF, commiserates with the households of the fallen heroes and prays that the Almighty God grants their souls peaceable repose.
“The CAS, who visited the injured personnel within the hospital this night, has urged all NAF personnel to stay resolute and proceed to work assiduously, in synergy with sister companies and different safety companies, to rid the North-West of all prison components,” he stated.