It was an emotional second yesterday when the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, paid a condolence visit to the household of the Nigerian AIr Force pilot, Squadron Chief (Sqn Ldr) Mohammed Bello Baba-Ari, killed in final Friday’s crash in Abuja. Recall that whereas the Nigerian Air Force had been training for the Independence day celebration, two aircrafts collided in the air and crashed in the Katempe space of Abuja.
The daddy of the deceased, Alhaji Abu Baba-Ari, and mom of the deceased pilot broke down in tears through the visit.
The Chief of Staff described late Baba-Ari as an clever, articulate, hardworking, resourceful and devoted officer who was properly preferred and revered by his friends, subordinates and superiors alike. He acknowledged that Baba-Ari had distinguished himself as an excellent fight pilot who had made tangible contributions in the counter terrorism operations in the North East. He urged the household to take solace in the truth that their son was a hero, who had made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation. He prayed that God would proceed to consolation your entire household. Prayers had been additionally provided for the peaceable repose of the deceased NAF pilot’s soul.
The CAS additionally later undertook a comply with up visit to the Defence Intelligence Company Medical Centre to test on the two surviving pilots, who’re recuperating extraordinarily properly.