Aisha Buhari confirms she and daughter had near plane crash

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari has confirmed that she and her daughter, Hanan escaped a plane crash on their way back from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Airforce jet the mother and daughter were travelling on was reported to have lost control while on its way to Nigeria from the UAE.

The jet reportedly lost complete control for 10 minutes while only one hour away from approaching the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Reports had said that the members of the first family needed medical treatment and examination on arrival.

Confirming the incident in a series of tweets on Saturday night, Aisha commended the crew of the Airforce flight for the courage in managing the dangerous movement.

She said, “On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight.

“I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant servicemen and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintenance of its Fleet.

"I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment . I am well now and fully recovered and have since returned back home, Nigeria."

Recall that Aisha Buhari was reported to have been flown to Dubai for a neck pain treatment.



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