By Samuel Ohwovoriole
The Minister of Defence Maj. Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd), said the seven officers who died in the unfortunate army aircraft on Sunday in Abuja, died fighting insecurity.
He stated this Monday in a press statement made available to the media and signed by Mohammad Abdulkadri, Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity.
He the minister was deeply pained by the loss of these gallant officers whio died fighting national insecurity.
Abdulkadri said, “the Minister was 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.”
He added that, “Gen. 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 others described the deaths of the crew as an unfortunate depletion of the national human capital asset.
And that “Their deaths in the line of duty will never be forgotten in the anals of the Nigerian Military’s gallantry efforts to end national insecurity.”
While commiserating with the Commander-in- Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, the nation and the Nigerian Air Force in particular as well as the families of those who paid th e supreme price serving the nation, he prayed for the repose of their souls and the fortitude to bear the national calamity.” He said.
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