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President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has expressed condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and the Royal House of Saudi Arabia on th passing of Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz bin Bandar Al Saud, who died in a jet crash on Thursday.

The Saudi Royal Court announced that Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz died in a crash involving the Saudi Arabian Air Force’s F-15SA fighter plane in Dhahran on December 7.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that Prince Talal, aged 62, lost his life alongside another pilot while on a training mission.

Prince Talal joins a list of Saudi Royals who were either involved in or lost their lives in aviation accidents dating back to a 2017 helicopter crash that killed Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and seven others near the Saudi-Yemeni border.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu expressed grief at the loss. He acknowledged the departed Prince’s excellent and dedicated service to his country throughout his outstanding career in the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Saudi Intelligence Agency.

According to the statement titled ‘President Tinubu mourns Saudi Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Bin Bandar Al Saud,’ the President prayed God Almighty to grant repose to the soul of the departed, and comfort for the Royal House of Saud, the Kingdom, and all who mourn this irreparable loss.

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