Wailing, tears as photos of burial rites for late NAF officers emerge online

Wailing, tears as photos of burial rites for late NAF officers emerge online

- Thursday, February 25, was another day of weeping for the bereaved families of late NAF officers who died in the recent fatal crash

- It was the day the remains of the gallant personnel were finally laid to rest

- Photos from the burial ceremony deceased officers have emerged

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The Airforce personnel who lost their lives in the Ill-fated plane crash that happened on Sunday, February 21, will be buried on Thursday, February 25.

Legit.ng brings exclusive photos that capture moments in which the gallant officers were laid to rest.

Wailing, tears as photos of burial rites for late NAF officers emerge online
Amid tears, late NAF officers who died in a plane crash were laid to rest on Thursday, February 25
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Earlier, the NAF had announced the burial arrangement for its seven officers who died in a tragic and unfortunate plane crash in Abuja on Sunday, February 21.

Legit.ng recalled that the military plane, Beechcraft KingAir B350i, crashlanded at the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger state.

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The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.

However, in a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, the director of public relations and information, all the officers on the plane were reported dead.

Ibikunle said the chief of air staff, Air Vice-Marshal I O Amao, has ordered an investigation into this tragic development as he commiserated with the families of the deceased.

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Family members and Nigerians have since been mourning their untimely departure across social media platforms.

In a subsequent development, NAF said the deceased officers will be buried at the National Military Cemetry, Umar Musa Ya'adua way in Abuja.

Meanwhile, the widow of Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died recently, Omolola Olawunmi, had gone down memory lane, recalling the last conversation she had with her husband.

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She disclosed this when Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited her after the Nigerian Air Force plane crash on Sunday, February 21 .


Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.

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