The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday mourned victims of the military aircraft that crashed in Abuja
This was contained in a press release signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Read full press release below:
PRESIDENT BUHARI SENDS CONDOLENCES TO NAF, FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF MILITARY PLANE CRASH
1. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.
2. As earlier stated, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has instituted an investigative panel to determine the remote and immediate causes of the accident. While the panel has commenced its work, the NAF, having notified the Next of Kins/family members of the deceased, regretfully announces that the following 7 personnel lost their lives in the crash: