Plane crash: NAF buries officers

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 .

“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.

“I must confess that even moment, NAF still in palpable shock and grieving very deeply upon loss of our gallant and courageous heroes,” he said.

Amao said that was in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the staff and students abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, that the officer died.

He advised that the death of the officers and airmen ought to spur the rest of Nigerians to relentlessly expose and crimes.

“We must throw everything that we have into to ensure that our departed colleagues did not die in vain.

“Their death a huge loss to NAF family and indeed the entire .

“They will be greatly missed but fondly for their invaluable services to the and humanity,” he said.

The CAS also assured the families of the late officers that the service with them time, as well as both within and outside the country.

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 a point of duty to pray souls of the fallen heroes to rest in the bosom of the Almighty God.(NAN)