It was all tears as the Nigerian AirForce (NAF) buried the remains of five crew members, who died in the NAF Mi-35M Helicopter that crashed during combat on Jan. 2 in Borno.
One of the pilots who died in the Air Force helicopter crash in Damasak.
The helicopter crashed while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak, Borno.
The late crew members are Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command; Flight Lt- Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot; Sgt. Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician; and Lance Corporal Adamu Nura
the late officers were laid to rest on Tuesday at the National Military Cemetery Abuja, with full military honours, amidst wails and tears by family members, wives, relatives and sympathisers.
Wreaths were also laid by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and the wives of some of the officers.
The air chief also presented the National colours to the families of the deceased crew members.
The burial ceremony was attended by representatives of the Service Chiefs, among other dignitaries.