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NAF plane Crash, an unfortunate national disaster _ Defence Minister

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) says he is 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.

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.

The Minister in a statement on Monday signed by Mohammad Abdulkadri, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said 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.

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