Buhari Mourns Gallant Officers Killed in Abuja Air Crash


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

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

The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, joined 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.”

President Buhari noted 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 prayed that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.