God, Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me,
And from the snares of those who do iniquity.
Intense gunfire from bandits caused a Nigerian fighter jet to crash in northwestern Zamfara state, but the pilot survived by ejecting from the aircraft.
Pilot Survives Plane crash
Nigeria’s air force said on Monday, the crash occurred on Sunday as the Alpha jet, a light attack aircraft, was returning to base from a mission on the Zamfara-Kaduna border.
The jet “came under intense enemy fire which led to its crash”, an air force statement said, but pilot Abayomi Dairo successfully ejected.
“Luckily, the gallant pilot … successfully ejected from the aircraft,” air force spokesman Edward Gabkwet said.
“Using his survival instincts, the pilot, who came under intense ground fire from the bandits, was able to evade them and sought refuge in nearby settlements awaiting sunset.”
A Prayer for Survivors
Come, Holy Spirit, to rest in our broken hearts and tend to our broken lives.
Bear us up on wings of eagles when our hope lies crushed below the cross of
our past. Release us from the shame and grieving that hobble our pursuit of
joy in our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Comfort our pain.
Help us trust in Christ’s complete victory over evil, so we may endure what
we have suffered until that day when all we cannot see and cannot know is
finally made clear.