President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the gallantry displayed by an Alpha jet pilot Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, of the Nigerian Air Force who successfully ejected from the jet that was hit by terrorists .
The aircraft came under “intense ground fire from bandits” during an interdiction n Zamfara State, Northwest of Nigeria at the weekend.
President Buhari made the commendation in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
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, the statement said.’’