The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has described the crash of the Nigerian Air Force plane as an unfortunate national disaster.
Recall that a Military aircraft, Beechcraft Kingair B350i while on its way to Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport.
NAF in a statement released confirmed that the crash claimed the lives of seven personnel.
Reacting, Magashi in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, on Monday in Abuja said he was pained by the tragic accident.
The Defence Minister described the death of the occupants of the aircraft as an unfortunate tragedy.
“The death of the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty while making efforts to end the nation’s insecurity would never be forgotten.
“I send my condolences to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Air Force and to the families of those who paid the supreme price while serving the nation.
“I pray for the repose of their souls and that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss,” he said.
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