By Ismail Auwal
Claim: The Nigerian Air Force has arrested Torsabo Solomon, a Sergeant, in connection with the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna.
Solomon was allegedly arrested on Monday at the NAF’s 153 BSG in Yola, Adamawa State capital.
Verdict: Finding shows that the arrest of the airman occurred six 6 years ago and has no connection whatsoever with banditry.
Full text of the claim: Air Force officer arrested in connection with deadly August attack on Nigerian Defence Academy. Two officers were killed and one other abducted during the attack on Tuesday, August 24.
A Nigerian Air Force officer, Sergeant Torsobo Solomon has been arrested in connection with the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
Two officers were killed and one other abducted during the attack on Tuesday, August 24.
Solomon, who is currently attached to the Air Force Comprehensive School, Yola, was arrested on Monday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
According to a source, Sergeant Solomon was arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA Commander for an offence connected with the recent attack on NDA, Kaduna.
He was said to have been arrested with arms and ammunition.
The military source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “On 08 Nov 21, at about 0600hr, NAF07/ 23922, SGT Torsobo Solomon of 153 BSG (AIRFORCE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL YOLA) was arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA Commander for an offence connecting with arms and ammunition with recent bandit attack at NDA Kaduna.
“At about 0815hr, ATR with reg no NAF 930 to arrive flight line to convey him from Yola to NDA KADUNA for further interrogation.
Verification: Nigerian Defence Academy denied having one of its airmen in its custody in connection with the attack on Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna in August.
Sources within the military said that the arrest occurred six years ago and has no connection with banditry.
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