Family members of the NAF officer, who recently got married express their grief over the dead of their son who died in jet crash on Friday, May 21.
Family members, friends and associates of a Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flt Lt Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, are heartbroken at the moment as the young officer, who just got married, died in the Beachcraft 350 aircraft that crashed at the Kaduna International Airport.
Olufade and the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and nine other military personnel were onboard, when the jet crashed on Friday around 6pm.
Friends and associates of Olufade took to social media to express their grief over the dead of the ill-fated officer.
A tweep, @Sir_KB, wrote, “My heart is in pain. I lost my friend. Flight Lt. AA Olufade. He got hitched months back and often teased me to get out of the bachelorhood. Rest well Freddy.”
@OvieNews said, “Rest in Peace Alfred. Flight Lt. AA Olufade just married two months ago. Our Heroes.”
Also, @SodyBar stated, “Olufade is a close associate. He got married February this year. We’re all disheartened!”
“We’re all saddened by his death. Everyone affiliated with Kuje seminary will surely miss him. May the Almighty grant you eternal rest,” @EmekaWilfred wrote.
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@ogunwens tweeted, “We are all in pain, may his soul and others rest in peace. May their deaths not be in vain. My family and I salute our heroes.”
“Aaaaah Alfred, hmmm this is so devastating and unbelievable. May God almighty grant you eternal rest and comfort your entire family,” tweeted another associate, @Sweetne05954276
In the last three months at least 20 military officers have lost their lives in three crashes involving Nigerian Air Force jets.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, seven NAF officers died onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft when the jet crashed in Abuja.
Also, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed that an Alpha-Jet aircraft involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province lost radar contact in Borno State.
Two officers who were onboard the missing jet which was later declared crashed and the whereabouts of the two officers unknown till date.