Guards on duty at the Nigeria Air force HQ NADC gate about 01:35hrs on July 21, 2023, halted three cable thieves along the airport road by NADC perimeter fence who were sighted digging the FAAN underground armored cable with the aid of a digger, shovel and cutlass.
One of the alleged thief 28 year old, a native of Adamawa State, Usman Musa sustained gunshot wounds. He was subsequently arrested and taken to 661NAFH Ikeja.
According to a statement made available by Director Public Affairs & Consumer Protection,
Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, on sighting the guards, the men tried to escape when one of the guards opened fire on them, aiming at the shoulder of Usman Musa.
The statement read, “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 stabilized.
“FAAN believes that this incident could be a relevant clue to unravelling the theft of the Runway Lighting at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja