The officials of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday paid a condolence visit to family of the pilot of the military jet that crashed in Kaduna.
Air Commodore Peter Simeon, who is the Commander of the 671 NAF base detachment, Akobo, Ibadan, led other officers to the late pilot’s residence in Ibadan to console the aged parents.
Responding on behalf of the family, Deacon Adeleke, who thanked the NAF for the early visit, pleaded for immortalisation of all the deceased.
He advised that the government should always remember the families of the deceased.
54-year-old Attahiru was appointed chief of army staff on January 26, 2021. He succeeded General (rtd) Tukur Buratai.
The military plane belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) reportedly crashed around the Kaduna International Airport.
According to reports, the plane, which crashed around 6pm on Friday, exploded and was completely burnt. Bad weather as a result of heavy rain in Kaduna was said to have contributed to the crash.
Checks by The New Diplomat reveal this is the third military plane crash in Nigeria in 2021 alone.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement, however he was unable to immediately confirm the number of passengers aboard the ill-fated plane.
“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport.
“The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon”, the spokesman noted.