Breaking: Nigerian Air Force airman dies in parachuting accident during training

Breaking: Nigerian Air Force airman dies in parachuting accident during training

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday, April 14, announced the loss of an airman, Corporal Meshach Iliya Komo, in a parachuting accident during recurrency training.

This was disclosed in a statement by Air Commodore Daramola, director of public relations and information of the Nigerian Air Force.

Consequently, the force commiserated with the family of the late airman over the loss, praying that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal rest.

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Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Air Force on Saturday, April 13, destroyed some logistics stores belonging to bandits within Kagara forest in Zamfara state.

This was disclosed in a statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information of the force.

According to Daramola, the raid was carried out during operation DIRAN MIKIYA which was set up to clear the area of bandits.

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"The operation was executed yesterday, 13 April 2019, following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the armed bandits who had fled their camps as a result of NAF’s earlier air strikes had relocated some logistics items, including fuel, motorcycles and local arms making equipment, to another location within Kagara forest.

"Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an Mi-35 helicopter gunship, supported by an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, to attack the target. The target area initially appeared uninhabited. However, as the helicopter approached, some of the bandits were seen emerging from under the shrubbery and running away from the area,"the NAF statement read.

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