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Attahiru: Friends mourn as newlywed pilot, Lt. Olufade, dies in plane crash


Lt. Alfred Ayodeji Ol wife NAF Pilot Attahiru CoAS military plane crashufade

The death of a Nigerian Air Force pilot, Lt. Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, who flew the ill-fated military plane that killed the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS),  Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others on Friday night has left his friends and family in grief.

The deceased’s loved ones, who took to social media in mourning, said Lt. Olufade got married some two months ago.

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WUZUPNIGERIA reported that Olufade alongside Attahiru, six other military officers and three crew members died after the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beachcraft 350 aircraft they were traveling in crashed at the runway of the Kaduna International Airport around 6 pm on Friday.

The shocking news has thrown Nigerians, including the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), into a state of mourning.

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Reacting to the tragedy, a friend of the deceased  NAF pilot with the username, @Sir_KB on Twitter, said, “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 user @OvieNews, shared photos of the deceased and his wife during their wedding ceremony with the caption, “Rest in Peace Alfred. Flight Lt. AA Olufade just married two months ago. Our Heroes.”

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