Guards of the Nigeria Airforce on duty at the HQ NADC gate halted three cable thieves at 1:35am on Friday. The culprits were sighted along the airport road by NADC perimeter fence digging the FAAN  underground armoured cable with the aid of a digger, shovel and cutlass.

On sighting the guards, they took to their heels. A guard however opened  fire on them,aiming at the shoulder  of Usman  Musa. 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 is expected to be properly interrogated after he has stabilised.  

According to the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), this incident could  be a relevant clue to unravelling  the theft of the Runway Lighting  at the Murtala  Muhammed  International  Airport, Ikeja