President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned victims of the military aircraft that crashed in Abuja earlier in the day.
Buhari’s s condolence was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “ President Buhari sends condolences to NAF, families of victims of military plane crash.”
The statement read, “ President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force ( NAF ) Beechcraft KingAir B 350 I aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel.
“ On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy.
“ The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military, and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.
“ President Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing , the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government .
“ He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation , and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest .”