NAF loses 2 aircrafts over air crash in Abuja

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 The Nigerian Airforce has lost two of her aircrafts following the reported crash earlier today being Friday.

The crash as confirmed by the authority involves two of its aircraft taking part in rehearsals for Nigeria’s 58 independence anniversary.

 According to a statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and  Information said’, “I wish to confirm an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations.

  “I thank God no nobody died. Details will be communicated later. Thank you”

 The crash according to some Military sources occurred at the Mpape district of Abuja which is adjacent to Maitama district.

You may recall that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had on September 17, told Abuja residents that it was carrying out aerial display as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 58th Anniversary in Abuja. ”

Consequently, there will be movement of NAF aircraft within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from now till Oct.2 , as NAF pilots commence rehearsals for the occasion,” he said.

” The NAF, therefore, wishes to advise members of the public not to panic but to go about their normal businesses,” the statement read.

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