JUST IN: Bandits Acquire More Sophisticated Weapons, Shoot Down Nigerian Air Force Fighter Jet

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

JUST IN: Bandits Acquire More Sophisticated Weapons, Shoot Down Nigerian Air Force Fighter Jet




By Mijovia News, JULY 19, 2021


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


Luckily, the 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.



Using the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation, Flight Lieutenant Dairo was able to elude several bandits’ strongholds and manoeuvred 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.



With the evil being unleashed by the so called bandits, is it still proper to be calling them bandits? Do not forget that upon all these, Nigeria government is yet to designate them a terrorist group.








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