Officers On Crashed Flight Were On Mission To Rescue Kagara Students - Airforce Chairman Says
The Nigerian air force personnel who died in a plane crash were en route Niger state to rescue students abducted from Government Science College, Kagara.
Shehu Koko, chairman of the house committee on air force, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
TheCable had reported that the Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) conveying the military personnel crashed near the Abuja airport.
None of the seven employees on board survived the mishap.
“We especially remorse the loss of our gallant officials who reputedly were on a mission to rescue the abducted students of a secondary college in Kagara network in Niger State,” Koko stated.
He commiserated with the families of the deceased officers, assuring that assured that research into the incident will “begin in earnest to decide the far off motive”.
Speaking in the identical vein, Ibikunle Daramola, air pressure spokesman, said the jet become scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger and its environs.
The officers had been heading to Niger 4 days after bandits kidnapped forty two people consisting of 27 students for the duration of an early morning attack in Kagara.
There is not any reputable statistics on their whereabouts of the scholars but, but the federal authorities has promised to ensure their safe and quick release.[NewsNaira]