CDS attributes rescue of NAF fighter pilot Dairo to stakeholders goodwill

CAS embraced the gallant pilot

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has attributed, in part,  the rescue and safe return of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter pilot that was involved in air crash yesterday, 18 July 2021, to goodwill of stakeholders.

The aircraft went down after a successful air interdiction mission against banditry between Zamfara and Kaduna states boundaries.

Irabor made  the disclosure in Kaduna on Monday July 19  during second edition of security parley and  Interactive session with retired senior military officers in Northwest Geopolitical Zone of the country.

According to Gen Irabor, “the necessity of this gathering today which is of course to engage with you (military veterans), and by extension the larger society is  partly what is responsible for the safe return of our cherished pilot. We believe that going forward, greater gains will be made as we undertake this operational task.”

Before proceeding for the security parley on Monday the CDS, Gen Irabor in company of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao met with Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, the NAF Alpha jet pilot, who survived the air crash yesterday. 

The CDS commended the fighter pilot for his gallantry and bravery which he demonstrated in the fight against banditry.  He encouraged NAF pilots to remain steadfast in the task of national security.