from Bello Wakili

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft which claimed the lives of seven personnel.

In a Statement signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina, says President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of the crash

The President joins 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 notes 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 would comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.