The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday in Abuja, buried its personnel who died in the Beechcraft King Air B350i crash on Feb. 21.
The officers were buried in National Military Cemetery, Karonmajigi, Airport Road, Abuja.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), AVM Oladayo Amao, said that the officers had paid the supreme price in the service to the nation.
“I stand here today bearing my personal grief as well as the entire NAF and the country as we lay to rest the remains of our fallen colleagues while in active duty to the service of their fatherland.
He advised that the death of the officers and airmen ought to spur the rest of Nigerians to relentlessly expose and fight crimes.
Earlier, the Director, NAF Chaplaincy Protestants, Group Capt. Dogo Gani, prayed that the remains of the fallen heroes continue to rest in peace.
Gani urged all the NAF personnel as well as the civilian staff of the service to make it a point of duty to pray for the souls of the fallen heroes to rest in the bosom hands of the Almighty God.(NAN)