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Air Force loses airman in parachute accident



The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said one of its airmen has died in parachute mishap.

A statement by NAF spokesman Ibikunle Daramola said the incident occured in Kaduna during training.

“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is sad to announce the passing of one of its airmen, Corporal Meshach Iliya Komo, who died in Kaduna today, 14 April 2019, in a parachuting accident during recurrency training.

“On behalf officers, airmen and airwomen of the NAF, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late airman over this irreparable loss. We pray that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal rest,” Mr Daramola, an air commodore, said.

On April 6, a blade of a NAF helicopter killed an aircraftman Umaru Abdul Ganimu in Bama, Borno State during counter-insurgency operation.

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