Nigerian Air Force Buries Pilot Who Died In Borno




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nigerian air forceThe Nigerian Air Force has its pilot died a crash during a training in Bama, Borno State.

At the burial ceremony, the Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, said that the ultimate sacrifice paid by Flight Lieutenant Akweke Nwakile should not just serve as a call to duty to members of the Armed Forces but to all Nigerians.

The Minister praised the loyalty and dedication of the officer and gave assurances that Nigeria would not forget him.

He also urged officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces to see the death of the officer and indeed other fallen heroes of the Nigerian military as a call to do more to ensure the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
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The Minister promised that the would continue to work to put an end to insecurity in the country.

Military officers and their were at the military cemetery in Abuja for the burial, and shortly after the corpse of the officer was brought by the pall bearers, a Christian requiem service and prayers were offered for the repose of the soul of the deceased. Then he was laid to rest.

In line military tradition, the national flag was presented to his next –of-kin, while wreaths were laid in his honour. This was followed by the firing of the volley as a mark of honour for his gallantry.

Akweke Nwakile lost his during a training mission in Bama, Borno State. The late Air Force Officer was a member of the Joint Task Force Operation Zaman Lafiya in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. (CHANNELS TV)[eap_ad_3]