Matters Arising learnt that, the troops of the Nigerian Army and military aircraft trying to find Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped by bandits during an attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, are reportedly having a tricky time, top military sources informed SR.
SR report that aside from the unfriendly weather which makes the terrain difficult for the military Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft, the bandits are reportedly to be firing at approaching army aircraft.
“In fact, there are a number of teams of bandits, and nobody is 100 per cent certain which group is holding the Major. You can not bomb them since you need to guarantee you don’t destroy the victim with the suspects.
The weather is also not helpful. They shoot at military aircraft if you fly too low. They shot at our plane, together with these ones conducting the search. So, the blokes looking out from air aren’t capable of search all day,” one of many sources mentioned.
When requested if the army was negotiating the payment of ransoms, another source mentioned, “That’s unconfirmed. No bandit can approach the military for ransom. That’s the peak of death. We cannot think it not to talk of paying ransom,” he replied.