The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has confirmed that a Nigerian Airforce jet was gunned down by suspected terrorists, but said the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft survived.
Irabor stated this in Kaduna during an interactive session with retired senior military officers in the North West.
He remarked that since the incident happened the armed forces were trying to locate the plane and the pilot.
“The pilot is fine. I was with him the pilot. The pilot is in Kaduna. He braved his way and used other means,” Nigerian Tribune quoted Irabor.