Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo with Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao
The Nigerian Air force has explained how their Alpha jet aircraft crash in Zamfara state in north western Nigeria.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, which is Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force confirmed the incident of the crash in the statement that he released on Monday said that it truly happened.
He said fighter jet was returning from one successful operation between the boundary of Zamfara and Kaduna state where bandits attacked the Jet.
The story of the crash happened on Sunday but Military authorities in Nigeria can’t confirmed it.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force gave the confirmation in statement that he released on Monday said that truly the crash happened.
Gabkwet however explained that the fighter jet was returning from one successful operation between the boundary of Zamfara and Kaduna state where bandits attacked the Jet.
NAF Alpha Fighter Jet
Information officer for the Nigerian Airforce said “one Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft, that was returning from one successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State, came under intense enemy fire that lead to the crash in Zamfara State. He said.
“Luckily, the gallant pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully eject from the aircraft. He used his survival instincts, the pilot, that came under intense ground fire from the bandits, try to hide from them and take cover in nearby area until morning.
“Flight Lieutenant Dairo used his phone as map to escape all the bandit camp before his locate one Nigerian Army Unit, where they finally rescue him.