Wife of the President Aisha Buhari and her daughter Hanan narrowly escaped death while returning from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Mrs.Buhari was flown to Dubai on August 7 to treat severe neck pain.
She and the flight crew of the Nigerian Air Force experienced air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the captain and crew of the flight.
The private jet with registration number GIV N52MK is said to belong to her in-law, Mohammed Indimi.
The jet reportedly lost complete control for 10 minutes while only one hour away from approaching the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
In a series of tweets via her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, she wrote, “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.
“On our way back, the Nigerian Air Force 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 Air Force for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintenance of its fleet.”