Buhari mourns with families of ill-fated plane crash in Abuja

Buhari mourns with families of ill-fated plane crash in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who perish in Nigeria AirForce King Air B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja.

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has released the names of seven of its personnel who died in its B350i aircraft that crashed near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu in a statement on Sunday, expressed sadness over the incident which claimed the lives of seven personnel.

Buhari said, he “join the Nigerian Air Force, the military and all Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty”.

He also prayed God to comfort the bereaved families and the nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.

According to him, “I am deeply saddened by the fatal crash of the @NigAirForce KingAir B350i aircraft today in Abuja, that claimed the lives of seven personnel.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, I extend heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died.

“I join the Nigerian Air Force, the military and all Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.

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“I pray that God will comfort the bereaved families & the nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest”, he said.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal, Ibikunle Daramola disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night.

He gave the names of the personnel who lost their lives in the Aircraft tragedy as Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot) and Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System (ATOS) Specialist).

Others are Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS Specialist), Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist), Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS Specialist) and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician).

He revealed that investigative panel has commenced its work, the NAF, having notified the Next of Kins/family members of the deceased.

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