The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq condole with the Nigerian Airforce and families of victims following the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i Aircraft in Abuja.
In a statement by her Special Assistant Media Nneka Anibeze, the Minister
expressed sadness on the crash and loss of lives aboard the aircraft.
“I am deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic occurrence. I sympathize with the Nigerian Airforce and the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.
According to the statement, the Nigerian Airforce has been of immense help to humanitarian activities since the creation of the Ministry.
” They have helped to airlift humanitarian relief for Persons of Concern (POCs) especially during the lockdown period to curtail the spread of Covid 19 in 2020 and to victims of flood, banditry, communal clashes and other disasters”
“We appreciate the services of the air crew especially the pilots who have put in hundreds of hours of flying us to and from areas affected by disasters and other humanitarian issues
Seven passengers were reportedly onboard the ill-fated aircraft including two crew members.
The plane was en-route Minna when it crashed short of the Abuja runway.