Personnel of the Nigerian Air Force who lost their lives in a plane crash at Abuja, on Sunday have been buried.
The seven personnel were laid to rest this Thursday morning at the National Military Cemetary, Lugbe in Abuja.
The deceased are the Captain, Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot)Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama; Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System Specialist) and Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS Specialist), Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist); Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS Specialist) and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician).
Relatives of the deceased officers, including friends and colleagues could not control their tears during the funeral.
As reported by daily Trust, Mrs Oluwasola the elder sister to one of the deceased Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist ) who spoke in tears, said her brother was on leave when he was called by his superior to come for an operation.
According to her, the deceased was the bread winner of the family, adding that he left behind three children, including a one-year old son.
Mrs Sola also said that the deceased officer had plans to resign from the force as the officers were not getting a fair treatment.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal, Oladayo Amao; the minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed and many other top Government functionaries were in attendance.
It should be recalled that The Beechcraft King Air B350i which was involved in the crash was on its way to Minna to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions in connection with the rescue of the 42 students and staff abducted from the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.
Source : Daily Trust