By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has congratulated Second Lieutenant Chia Detimbir and described him as a hero for making the call to rescue the survivors from the crash site at a young age.
Governor el-Rufai, received 2nd Lt Detimbir, who came to Government House on a courtesy visit in Kaduna.
The state Governor also welcomed the then 14-yr old boy who discovered the Nigerian Air Force Dornier 228 aircraft which crashed on the Ngokugh Hills in Benue State while working on his family farm in 2006, while Malam el-Rufai was the Minister of FCT.
After the plane crash, five Officers were rescued courtesy of a telephone call from the crash site by Detimbir who led a rescue operation that saved the survivors.
It would be recalled that, last week, Detimbir graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned into the officer’s cadre.