- The Nigerian Air Force has reportedly suffered some casualties in the fight against bandits in Kaduna
- A former senator, Shehu Sani, disclosed how the attack on the Air Force soldiers occurred
- Banditry has been on the rise in the northeastern part of Nigeria
A soldier of the Nigerian Air Force has reportedly been killed by bandits in Kaduna state.
A former senator, Shehu Sani, disclosed via Twitter that the deceased soldier, Air Craftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad, was shot dead with some of his colleagues in an ambush by bandits along Kaduna Birnin Gwari.
Sani stated that the soldier was preparing to get married in 3 weeks time.
He said he paid a condolence visit to the home of the late soldier in Kaduna on Sunday, February 14.
The former lawmaker said:
''Air Craftsman Abubakar Muhammad Ahmad along with some of this colleagues were killed by Bandits in an ambush along Kaduna Birnin Gwari road yesterday.He was to get married in 3 weeks time.I visited his family home in Kaduna today.May his soul Rest In Peace.Amin.''
According to the report, the bandits left one of the passengers a woman, and her baby in a vehicle while they took the other travellers.
The incident occurred at Yakila village in Rafi local government area of Niger state as the passengers were heading to Minna from Kotangora.
In other news, an emerging report claims bandits operating in the northern Nigerian are planning to purchase sophisticated weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.
The disclosure was made by an influential Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, in an exclusive interview with Saturday Punch.
He said the bandits intend to use the anti-aircraft missiles to repeal attacks by the military.
The cleric recently visited Zamafara state to have a peace meeting with the bandits. He also advised the government to grant amnesty to the bandits so they could drop their weapons.
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