Nigerians React To Death Of Airforce Pilot In Crash During Independence Day Rehearsals

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Nigerians have taken to social media to express their condolences after a Nigeria Air Force pilot died on Friday, September 28 while rehearsing for Independence Day performance near Katampe in Abuja.

Squadron Leader Mohammed Bello Baba-Ari was inside one of two F-7Ni aircraft preparing for the Nigeria Air Force’s aerial display on October 1 when the two collided on Katampe Hills, along the Kubwa Expressway.

Explaining how it happened, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said:

The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) for the Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said:

Reacting, former DOPRI, Air Vice Marshal AO Adesanya said:

President Muhammadu Buhari also commiserated with the Nigeria Air Force over the incident.

This was conveyed in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Also, other Nigerians reacted to the unfortunate incident.

Squadron Leader Mohammed Bello Baba-Ari
Squadron Leader Mohammed Bello Baba-Ari

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