Thursday, July 29, 2021

Pilot survives as Nigeria Fighter Jet battling bandits crashes

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The Nigerian Air Force says one of its pilots survived an air crash after an attack by bandits on the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State.

Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the pilot identified as Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo survived after he successfully ejected from the aircraft.

He added that the pilot was able to elude several bandits’ strongholds by using the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation and maneuvered his way to a Nigerian Army Unit, where he was finally rescued.

The NAF assured that despite the setback of the crash, it remains committed to fulfilling President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate as well as other constitutional roles assigned to it.

President Buhari had earlier directed the Armed Forces of Nigeria to do all it takes to flush out criminal elements in Katsina, Zamfara, and Kaduna States.