The Nigeria Air Force pilot that flew one of the two ill-fated F-7N fighter jet that crashed in Katempe, a suburb of Abuja has been given as Squadron Leader M.B. Babari from NAF base Makurdi. The other two survivors also from Makurdi Air force base are Squadron Leader Batuba and Flight Lieutenant Andy.
A reliable source said friends, colleagues and civilian staff at NAF base Makurdi are weeping over the late officer, described as very friendly and easy going.
Late Squadron Leader Babari was rehearsing for Nigeria’s October 1 Independence day air parade before he collided with another jet and crashed. Despite, the successful ejection of the officer pilot from his aircraft before the crash, Babari died.