Tragedy struck on Sunday in Makurdi, Benue State as a Nigerian Air Force personnel allegedly pulled his trigger against his lover, also a NAF personnel, over alleged infidelity.
The two NAF personnel it was gathered were not married but had plans of for the future with each other.
Identified as Kalu .B a Aircraftman in the Nigerian Air Force, the NAF personnel allegedly pull the trigger against his lover identified as Solape Oladipupo, when he returned to find her making love with another man.`
Witnesses told our correspondent that the soldier had come home from night duty and on opening his door, met his girlfriend, Solape in bed with another man, a civilian.
Our source who spoke on condition of anonymity said in a feat of anger, Kalu who was holding a riffle wasted no time in pulling the trigger and shooting at Solape at point blank range.
The source said he also tried to fire another shot at the randy man whose name was not immediately given but he escaped by the whiskers and raised an alarm which attracted people in the base to the scene.
When contacted, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Wing Commander Emmanuel Iheoma who confirmed the incident disclosed that it was a case between two soldiers.
“Aircraftsman (ACM) Kalu shot an Air Woman Aircraftswoman (ACW) Oladipupo at about 6:6am yesterday. She was referred to 161 NAF hospital, Makurdi from where she was referred to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) where she died.”
“Her corpse had been deposited at the 161 NAF hospital morgue and Kalu has since been detained at Air Provost squadron, NAF Base, Makurdi. Investigation is still ongoing at the moment.”
NAF spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the aircraftman has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.