Air force officers nab underground armoured cable thief at MMIA



At about 01:35hrs on July 21, 2023, the guards on duty at the Nigeria Airforce HQ NADC gate halted three cable thieves along the airport road by NADC perimeter fence who were sighted digging the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) underground amoured cable with the aid of a digger, shovel and cutlass.

A press statement signed by Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, FAAN Director Public Affairs & Consumer Protection said that on sighting the guards, they took to their heels.

According to the statement, a guard however opened fire on them ,aiming at the shoulder of Usman Musa.

Usman Musa , 28years old, a native of Adamawa State, residing at Ijora sustained gunshot wounds. He was subsequently arrested and taken to 661NAFH Ikeja.

He is presently receiving treatment at General Hospital Oyingbo while his other two accomplices escaped.

Usman Musa will be properly interrogated after he has stabilised.

The Authority believes that this incident could be a relevant clue to unravelling the theft of the Runway Lighting at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja






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