Unknown gunmen attacked the Nigerian Air Force Helicopters landing site in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, the NAF Headquarters revealed.
The Air Force, however, disclosed that its personnel on guard duty at the facility were able to repel the attackers in a shootout.
A statement by Director of NAF Public Relations, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, while giving details said: “In the early hours of Sunday, 13 May 2018, a group of unknown gunmen attacked the guard post at Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
“Although the NAF personnel on duty were able to repel the attack, an airman paid the supreme sacrifice in the process.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”