ABUJA, KOMPAS.com – The Nigerian Air Force plane that crashed near the capital Abuja on Sunday (21/2/2021) is on a rescue mission.
The Nigerian Air Force spokesman said the plane crash killed all 7 people on board.
Launch the news AFPThe Nigerian military plane crashed was about to rescue dozens of people kidnapped on Wednesday (17/2/2021) from a school near the state of Niger.
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Locals call the armed kidnappers bandits.
In their latest kidnapping action, bandits killed a school child and arrested 42 people, including 27 students, 3 teachers, and relatives of school staff.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari then ordered security forces to release the kidnappers.
The army and police also said they were tracking the bandit’s whereabouts.
Until this news was posted the cause of the Nigerian military plane was still unknown, but authorities said that the pilot had reported an engine failure.
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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) KingAir B350i Beechraft aircraft crashed on its way back to Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure, according to AU spokesman Ibikunle Daramola.
“Unfortunately all 7 personnel on board were killed in the accident,” he added AFP.
Videos uploaded to social media show water cannon were deployed to extinguish the flames at the crash site of the Nigerian military plane, and large crowds watched around it.
An investigation is being carried out by the Nigerian Air Force to reveal the cause of the crash of the military plane.
“We must remain calm and wait for the results of the military investigation,” Nigerian Aviation Minister Sirika Hadi wrote on Twitter.
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