- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that two of its pilots and three crew members who died recently will be buried on Tuesday, January 8
- The fallen heroes, Perowei Jacob, Kaltho Paul Kilyofas, Auwal Ibrahim, Adamu Nura and Meshack Ishmael, will be buried in Abuja
- In a recent publication, the NAF said that the late officers will be buried with full honours since they died in the line of duty
Two pilots and three crew members, who died in the recent Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M helicopter crash, would be buried at the National military cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday, January 8.
The military officers died in the line of duty as they were providing close-air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak, Borno, in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations, The Sun reports.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF director of public relations and information, who revealed this said that the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price for Nigeria would be buried with full military honours.
Daramola said: “The burial ceremony of 5 crew members, who died in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M helicopter that crashed on January 2, 2019, while providing close-air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak, Borno State, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2018.
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“The burial, with full military honours, will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road, Abuja at 9.00am."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the NAF had announced the death of two of its pilots alongside three crew members in a helicopter crash on Wednesday night, January 2.
The fighter helicopter, an Mi-35M, was reported to have crashed while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno state.
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