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Buhari Hails Air Force Pilot For His Gallantry

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the gallant pilot of the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, who successfully ejected from an aircraft that came under “intense ground fire from bandits” in Zamfara State at the weekend.
According to a terse statemen on Tuesday evening by Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, the President, who was briefed on the successful operation by the nation’s defence forces to rescue the pilot, said he was pained by news of the air crash.
“I was shocked by the devastating news of the air crash but felt much relieved, following the successful ejection by the pilot and his eventual rescue. May the injured pilot recover at the earliest time,’’ Buhari was quoted to have said.
Recall that Prime Business Africa reported that Lieutenant Dairo was rescued on Monday following the grounding of a Nigerian Airforce Alpha Jet aircraft with intense gunfire by armed bandits in Zamfara State.
The pilot was said to be returning from a successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna states when the aircraft came under attack and crashed.
Dairo, however, escaped when he ejected from the aircraft before it crashed.
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