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NAF aircraft crash, an unfortunate national disaster— Minister

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NAF aircraft crash, an unfortunate national disaster--- Minister

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The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has expressed sadness over the death of some military personnel on Sunday.

He stressed that he is deeply pained by the crash of the Nigerian Air Force King 350 plane in Abuja in which seven members of the crew onboard died in the tragic incident.

Magashi who had been to the scene of the crash with the Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika, the Chief of Air Staff, Air vice Marshal Isiaka Amao and other top government officials described the deaths of the crew as an unfortunate depletion of the national human capital asset.

“Their death in the line of duty will never be forgotten in the anals of the Nigerian Military’s gallantry efforts to end national insecurity” says Mohammad Abdulkadri, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity in a statement issued on Monday.

 

The Minister commiserated with the Commander-in- Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Air Force and the nation at large as well as the families of those who paid the supreme price serving the nation.

He therefore prayed for the repose of their souls and the fortitude to bear the national calamity.

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