A Civil Society Organisation, Nigerian Advocates for Peace (NAP), has commended the gallantry of Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo for successfully ejecting an Alfa jet aircraft that was gunned down by bandits, saying “it is an indication that Nigerian Air force (NAF) pilots are well trained.”
NAP in a press release signed by its convener Dotun Akindele on Wednesday, solicited support for the military in their bid to tackle security challenges bedeviling the country.
He said military aircrafts are always the target of enemies all over the world, but it takes a well trained Pilot to manoeuvre and return to safety.
He said, “Nigerians must appreciate God that our Sallah celebration has not been turned into mourning. We have a reason to celebrate the gallantry of Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo. He has shown what NAF pilots are trained to do.
“We heard how he successfully ejected from the aircraft, used the cover of darkness and his phone set for navigation, eluding several bandits’ strongholds as he maneuvered his way to a Nigerian Army Unit where he was finally rescued.
“We may not hear all our brother, Flt. Lt. Dairo went through, but it show that our Pilots are adequately equipped for exploits.
“NAP therefore appeals to all that National security is everybody’s business. We must all throw our hat into the ring at this particular time and ensure enemies of the country are defeated. We must also remember the sacrifices of our military personnel.”