A 53-year-old woman identified as Hajara Bashari has become the first female Muslim wing commander in Jigawa state.
The woman who began her career as a non-commissioned officer in 1986 became the first female Muslim wing commander from a Northern state.
Bashari is the daughter of the late Umaru Bashari who was the Marafan Birin Kudu in Jigawa state.
According to reports, the woman had served Nigeria in battles in different countries such as Congo, she also served in Ibadan and Kaduna.
The female commander decided to join the Nigerian Air Force after she was admitted into nursing school in Kano where she finished her secondary school.
She said: “It was actually a dramatic situation. My mom Hajiya didn’t like it at all. And my dad pretends that he also didn’t like it in order to please her. But he actually encouraged me and respected my choice.”
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Bashari was born in Dorayi Quarters on March 19, 1964. She went to Wagwarwa Primary School. She later joined St. Louis Secondary School in Kano state.
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