I was shocked by NAF's jet crash, but relieved pilot survived - Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari shocked by NAF's jet crash
President Muhammadu Buhari shocked by NAF’s jet crash

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was shocked by news of the Nigerian Air Force jet crash but was relieved that the pilot survived the crash.

He also commended the gallant pilot of the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet, Flt. Lt. Abayomi Dairo, who survived an air crash.

Dairo had successfully ejected himself from an aircraft that came under “intense ground fire from bandits” in Zamfara, last week

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The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said Buhari, 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.

He said: “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.’’

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