A Civil Society Organisation, Nigerian Advocates for Peace (NAP), has hailed the safe return of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter pilot, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, saying “is an indication that Pilots of NAF are well trained.”
The group which stated this in a statement signed by its convener Dotun Akindele on Wednesday, solicited support for the military in their bid to tackle insecurity in the country.
He said, military aircrafts are always the target of enemies all over the world, but it takes a well-trained Pilot to maneuver and return to safety.
The statement 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 shows 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.”