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Air Force officer celebrated for returning lost 37,000 Euros to owner in Kano



The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced preparations to honour one of its personnel, Aircraftman (ACM) Bashir Umar, who found and returned the sum of £37,000 Euros to its owner in Kano.

Umar reportedly returned the foreign cash to Alhaji Ahmad, who was said to have lost the money.

A statement from Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesperson of NAF, the incident occured at the ‘Hajj Camp Market’ in Kano on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

The statement said ACM Bashir, who is a member of the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team (MADT) deployed for airport security duties, found the money in a parcel while on routine patrol with some of his colleagues.

“Fortunately, there was a phone number on the parcel which the Airman called, and eventually handed over the package to the owner.

“Consequently, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the Chief of Administration at the headquarters NAF, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar, to immediately come up with modalities to reward the Airman so as to encourage other personnel of the service to continue to embody attitudes and behaviours that reflect NAF’s core values of integrity, excellence and service delivery,” the statement said.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Wednesday, June 26.