22 February 2021
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has expressed deep sorrow over the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i Aircraft.
The plane was said to have developed an engine problem and crashed.
Umar Farouq expressed sadness on the crash and loss of lives aboard the aircraft.
She said: “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.
“The Nigerian Airforce has been of immense help to our humanitarian activities since the creation of the Ministry.
It has helped to airlift humanitarian relief for Persons of Concern (POCs) especially during the lockdown to curtail the spread of Covid 19 in 2020 and to victims of flood, banditry, communal clashes and other disasters.
“We pray that God will console the families they left behind and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of their dear ones.”
Seven passengers were reportedly onboard the ill-fated aircraft .