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Buhari Mourns Airforce Personnel Following Fatal Crash In Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel.

The Nigerian leader made his feeling known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to Adesina, “On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy.

“The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.

He further said: “President Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.

“He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.”

The officers met their death on Sunday afternoon on their way back to Abuja, after reporting a faulty engine.

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