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Saraki, Atiku react to death of two pilots, three others in Air Force helicopter crash

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the death of two Nigerian Air Force pilot and three others in a military helicopter crash on January 2, in Damasak, Borno State.

Veloxnews had reported that Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, on Thursday, said the 5 crew members, who were on board the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M Helicopter which crashed in combat yesterday, 2 January 2019, died while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State.

Reacting, Saraki in a tweet on his official Twitter Page commiserated with the family of the deceased.

He said, “My prayers are with the families of Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim; Lance Corporal Adamu Nura; and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael on the loss of these great men.”

Also, reacting , the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, prayed that the fallen heroes rest in peace.

He tweeted, “I condole with the families & the Air Force over the death of 5 gallant NAF officials in a helicopter crash. May the souls of Fl. Lt. Perowei Jacob, Fl. Lt. Kaltho Kilyofas, Sgt. Auwal Ibrahim, L. Cpl Adamu Nura & Aircraftman Meshack, rest in peace.”

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