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BREAKING: How Fulani Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria Airforce Jet

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BREAKING: How Fulani Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria Airforce Jet

Information reaching IBOM FOCUS that Fulani Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria Airforce Jet

Fulani Bandits have shot down a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft in Zamfara state, IBOM FOCUS reports.

Recall that we, on Sunday, broke news of a crash involving military aircraft in Zamfara, which the authorities hurriedly refuted.

However, in a statement on Monday, Nigeria Airforce Spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the report, saying a military jet was attacked while returning from an air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna States.

Fulani Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria Airforce Jet

Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria

He, however, said the pilots and all other occupants were rescued, saying the gallant pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from the aircraft.

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The statement reads in part.

“On July 18, 2021, around 12.45 pm, a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet aircraft, returning from a successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna states, came under intense enemy fire which led to its crash in Zamfara State.

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“Luckily, the gallant pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from the aircraft. Using his survival instincts, the pilot, who came under intense ground fire from the bandits, was able to evade them and sought refuge in nearby settlements awaiting sunset.

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“Using the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation, Flight Lieutenant Dairo was able to elude several bandits’ strongholds and maneuvered his way to a Nigerian Army Unit, where he was finally rescued.

“It is instructive to note that upon receipt of the news of the crash, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, had directed that all efforts must be emplaced to rescue the pilot.”

Fulani Bandits Shoot Down Nigeria Airforce Jet

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