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NAF confirms death of pilot in Abuja crash

Valentine Chinyem

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The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the death of one of the pilots who were on the aircraft that crashed in on Friday in Abuja.

Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman for the Nigeria Air Force, while confirming this, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce that one of the pilots who successfully ejected from one of the F-7Ni aircraft that crashed earlier today has passed on.

“May his soul Rest in Peace. Additional details on the incident will be communicated later. ”

The Airforce jet crashed during the rehearsal for Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary on Friday morning.