Sun. Jun 16th, 2019

5 Crew Members Confirmed Dead In Nigerian Airforce Crashed Plane Combating BokoHaram Terrorists

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola ,Spokesperson Of Nigerian Airforce

NAF Spokesman, Air Cdre I Daramola Ibikunle has  confirmed the death of 5 crew members who were on NAF Mi-35M Helicopter which crashed in combat yesterday, 2 Jan 19, while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion Damasak in Borno State

A Statement released by the   Spokesperson of Nigerian Airforce, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola revealed the deceased personnel, whose remains have been recovered to Maiduguri, are, Flt Lts Perowei Jacob (Pilot in Command) and Kaltho Paul Kilyofas (Co-Pilot); Sgt Auwal Ibrahim (Flt Tech); LCpl Adamu Nura (Gunner) and ACM Meshack Ishmael (Gunner)

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar, on behalf all officers, airmen, airwomen and civilian staff of the NAF, commiserate with the families of the 5 fallen heroes and prays that the Almighty grants their souls peaceful repose

Describing the sad loss, the Chief of the Air Staff, expressed “These gallant fallen heroes made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our Fatherland, for which the NAF, and indeed the entire Nation, owes them an unending debt of gratitude

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