Sosoliso Plane Crash: Shehu Sani Pays Tribute To Pastor Bimbo, 107 Others 18 Years After

Sosoliso Plane Crash: Shehu Sani Pays Tribute To Pastor Bimbo, 107 Others 18 Years After

  • Sunday, December 10, 2023, make it exactly 18 years since a Sosoliso plane crashed in Port Harcourt killing 108 persons
  • A notable name among the victims was Pastor Bimbo Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church, Lagos
  • Former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani described the plane crash as an "unforgettable aviation tragedy" journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has paid tribute to the late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya and other 107 passengers who died in the Sosoliso plane on December 10, 2005.

Sani described the plane crash which killed many pupils of Loyola College, Abuja as an “unforgettable aviation tragedy” in the history of Nigeria.

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Shehu Sani pays tribute to Pastor Bimbo, 107 other passengers of Sosoliso pane crash
Shehu Sani described the Sosoliso plane that killed Pastor Bimbo, 107 others as an "unforgettable aviation tragedy" Photo Credit: Shehu Sani/Pastor Bimbo Odukoya
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He stated this via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @ShehuSani, on Sunday.

He said most of the students would have been in their 30s were they alive today.

“The Sosoliso plane crash that happened 18 years ago, on this day in 2005 remains an unforgettable aviation tragedy in the history of our country. Little angels from the Abuja Loyola College, along with Pastor Mrs Bimbo Odukoya, and others perished forever. The nation lost 108. They would have been in their 30s now. In memory of those beautiful souls now in heaven. May their souls continue to rest in peace."

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