By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State was in theÂ Â early hours ofÂ SundayÂ attacked by a group of unknown gunmen.
The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, yesterday said the gunmen attacked personnel guarding the post at the base.
Adesanya said that even though the NAF personnel on duty were able to repel the attack, an airman paid the supreme sacrifice in the process.
He said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.