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Helicopter crash: Tinubu mourns death of military officers

Helicopter crash: Tinubu mourns death of military officers

Helicopter crash: Tinubu mourns death of military officers

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday expressed sadness at the loss of gallant officers and soldiers in Monday’s helicopter crash in Niger.

The crash in which the officers and men died occurred at Chukuba Village near Shiroro.

“These officers and men were answering the call of duty while on an evacuation mission.

“In their dedicated service to our beloved country, they paid the ultimate price.

“While we mourn their untimely departure, we will forever remember them, not just as servicemen, but as heroes who gave their all for the peace and security of our country.

“They will always be remembered as courageous men who ensured that their fellow countrymen and women live in peace,’’ Tinubu said.

The President saluted the deceased’s sacrifices, devotion and loyalty to the nation.

He said, “it is the nation they loved and served to the end.

“I extend my condolences to their families and to the entire Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’’

He also prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.

Recalled that Nigerian Air Force MI-171 Helicopter on a casualty evacuation mission crashed on Monday near Chukuba Village in Niger State.
On February 22, 2021, seven NAF personnel on their way from Abuja to Minna, the Niger State capital, died when their plane crashed after takeoff from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

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