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Air Force Personnel On Crashed Flight Were On Mission To Rescue Kagara Students

Published by Nairaland on Mon, 22 Feb 2021


<blockquote>The Nigerian air force personnel who died in a plane crash were en route Niger state to rescue students abducted from Government Science College, Kagara.<br> <br>Shehu Koko, chairman of the house committee on air force, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.<br><br>TheCable had reported that the Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) conveying the military personnel crashed near the Abuja airport.<br><br>None of the seven personnel on board survived the mishap.<br><br>We highly regret the loss of our gallant officers who apparently were on a mission to rescue the kidnapped students of a secondary school in Kagara community in Niger State, Koko said.<br><br>He commiserated with the families of the deceased officers, assuring that assured that investigation into the incident will begin in earnest to determine the remote cause.<br><br>Speaking in the same vein, Ibikunle Daramola, air force spokesman, said the jet was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger and its environs.<br> <br>The officers were heading to Niger four days after bandits abducted 42 persons including 27 students during an early morning attack in Kagara.<br><br>There is no official information on their whereabouts of the students yet, but the federal government has promised to ensure their safe and swift release.</blockquote><br><a href="https://thecable.ng/plane-crash-officers-were-on-mission-to-rescue-kagara-students-says-rep">https://thecable.ng/plane-crash-officers-were-on-mission-to-rescue-kagara-students-says-rep</a>
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