Newly married NAF pilot among victims of Kaduna plane crash that killed COAS



A newly married Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flt Lt Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, was among those that died when a Beachcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.

Olufade and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, as well as nine other military personnel were onboard the jet when it crashed.

Olufade’s friends and associates have since taken to the social media to express grief over the sad demise of the young officer.

A Twitter user, @Sir_KB, wrote, “My heart is in pain. I lost my friend. Flight Lt. AA Olufade. He got hitched months back and often teased me to get out of the bachelorhood. Rest well Freddy.”

Another, @OvieNews said, “Rest in Peace Alfred. Flight Lt. AA Olufade just married two months ago. Our Heroes.”

Also, @SodyBar stated, “Olufade is a close associate. He got married February this year. We’re all disheartened!”

“We’re all saddened by his death. Everyone affiliated with Kuje seminary will surely miss him. May the Almighty grant you eternal rest,” @EmekaWilfred wrote.

@ogunwens tweeted, “We are all in pain, may his soul and others rest in peace. May their deaths not be in vain. My family and I salute our heroes.”

“Aaaaah Alfred, hmmm this is so devastating and unbelievable. May God almighty grant you eternal rest and comfort your entire family,” tweeted another associate, @Sweetne05954276.

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The Nigerian Air Force, which owns the aircraft involved in the crash, has said it is investigating the incident.

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