By Ahmed Garaba
The House of Representatives has condemned in strong terms, the recent attack on troops of the 271 Nigerian Airforce Detachment, Birnin Gwari by armed bandits at Ungwan Yako along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road.
Chairman, House Committee on Airforce, Hon Dr Shehu Koko Mohammad (APC), Kebbi State, in a statement personally signed by him, noted the barbaric attack was targeted at innocent citizens in the community but for the gallant effort of the force men.
Koko, who represents
Koko- Besse/Maiyama federal constituency of Kebbi State, condoled with the force personnel who paid the supreme price in the process.
“Members of the committee want to use this medium to condemn the attack of troops of the air force personnel and also commiserate with the force, the family of the fallen hero who died at the battle field.
“This is sad news for us and to Nigeria as a whole as we look forward to quick recovery for personnels who sustained several degrees of injury,” he stated.
On Friday, the air force, through its spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, revealed that the troops were able to disperse the over 70 bandits who had laid an ambush, killing several in the process.
“Unfortunately, one NAF personnel paid the supreme price in the process while some sustained varying degrees of injury,”he explained.
Apparently reacting to the development, Koko called on the chief of air staff, Sadiq Abubakar, to redouble efforts in the fight against terrorism in the country.
“I also want to urge the force to see their their commitment as a duty to their fatherland and redouble efforts in the fight terrorism.
“Let me on behalf of the committee commiserate especially with the family of the fallen hero and all officers, airmen and women as well as civilian staff of the NAF.We pray Allah grants Aircraftman Mukhtar Ibrahim eternal rest,”he further stated