Despite some military sources claiming the pilot beheaded in the Boko Haram video is unknown to them, the Wing Commander Chimda Hedima’s friends have paid him tribute. They also told the story of how the young man killed many Boko Haram men as he could, knowing he would be captured. Find tribute below..
On 11/09/14, a company of NA soldiers attempted to overrun a Boko Haram position in Borno. Due to the low altitude, the plane suffered significant damage from the terrorists’ gun fire. Wing Commander Hedima & his partner realized that they were going to crash.
Instead of hurriedly parachuting to safety within Nigerian controlled territory, they chose to embark on a mission to destroy as many terrorists and their weapons as possible. They parachuted out at the last minute but not before ensuring their plane slammed into a column of terrorists in which 63 Boko Haram members were killed as a result of their bravery. Wing Commander Hedima was captured.