President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Sunday, ‘wept’ over the tragic death of 7 victims of the Military aircraft that crashed in Abuja, earlier in the day, .
President Buhari’s condolence was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled: “President Buhari sends condolences to NAF, families of victims of Military plane crash”.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft, on Sunday, in Abuja, that claimed the lives of seven personnel.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy.
“The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the Military, and other Nigerians, in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the line of duty.
“President Buhari notes that while investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing, the safety of the Nigerian airspace remains a key priority of the government.
“He prays that God will comfort the bereaved families and nation, and grant the souls of the departed peaceful rest.”
Elsewhere, a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also commiserated with the families of the victims of the plane crash.
Atiku wrote on Twitter: “I have just learnt of the crash of a Military Aircraft, near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.”
Saraki, on his official twitter handle, @bukolasaraki, wrote: “At this time, my prayers are with the Nigerian Air Force, and the families and friends of the Military personnel involved in today’s BTechcraft KingAir B350i plane crash.
“I pray for strength for the families.”