The father and mother of the deceased could not hold their tears during the visit. Abubakar described late Baba-Ari as an intelligent, articulate, hardworking, resourceful and dedicated officer, who was well liked and respected by his peers, subordinates and superiors alike. .
He stated that Baba-Ari had distinguished himself as an outstanding combat pilot who had made tangible contributions in the counter terrorism operations in the North East. .
He urged the family to take solace in the fact that their son was a hero, who had made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation. He prayed that God would continue to comfort the entire family.