Tongues have been left wagging after a disturbing eyewitness account alleged that a helicopter assisted armed bandits in attacking Unguwan Sarki, Unguwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, and Maikori communities of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the armed assailants stormed the communities in broad daylight, around 12 pm, mounting 150 motorcycles and armed with AK–47 assault rifles.
Upon sighting the attackers, members of the community mobilized and armed themselves to confront and repel the bandits’ invasion.
After hours of intense exchange of gunfire, the armed bandits were retreating, until a White Helicopter appeared and provided air support for the criminals.
The helicopter was shooting at members of the community from air, giving the bandits cover as they razed down houses, and killed at least 32 residents; and scores yet missing.
According to the National President of Adara National Development Association, Awemi Dio Maisamari, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) must investigate the incident and clear the air on the use of helicopter by the bandits.
The statement partly reads: “The Adara Development Association (ADA) wants the Nigeria Air Force to thoroughly investigate this incident and determine if the helicopter and the crew belong to the Nigeria Air Force.”
The youth leader added that the recent attack give more credence to several reports claiming that armed bandits do receive arms and food supplies in helicopters.
In his statement: “There have been too many reports of helicopters dropping weapons and provisions to bandits in their locations both in and out of Adara Chiefdom.”
This is a serious issue that must be investigated and addressed as a matter of urgency.
The country needs to know how the criminals manage to secure helicopters to aid their crimes? Let us know your opinion in the comments section