Buhari mourns victims of military plane crash

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday mourned victims of the military aircraft that crashed in Abuja earlier in the day.

Buhari’s condolence was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “ Buhari sends condolences NAF, families of victims of military plane crash.”

The statement read, “ Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, Buhari extends heartfelt condolences family members, friends and colleagues of those died as a result of this tragedy.

“The joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, died in the line of duty.

Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, the of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.

“He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.”