Nigeria

Crash: NAF visits late pilot’s parents in Ibadan

The officials of the Nigerian Air Force on Friday paid a condolence visit to family of the pilot of the military jet that crashed in Kaduna.

Newsmen report that the crash killed the Chief of Army of Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other officers.

Newsmen also report that the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Taiwo Asaniyi, and three other crew members also died in the crash.

Air Commodore Peter Simeon, who is the Commander of the 671 NAF base detachment, Akobo, Ibadan, Oyo State, led other officers to the late pilot’s residence in Ibadan to console the aged parents.

Responding on behalf of the family, Deacon A. Adeleke, who thanked the NAF for the early visit, pleaded for immortalisation of all the deceased.

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He advised that the government should always remember the families of the deceased.

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