On Tuesday night, President Bola Tinubu expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic incident involving a helicopter crash at Chukuba Village near Shiroro, Niger State on Monday. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences for the loss of brave officers and soldiers who were involved in the unfortunate accident. According to the President, these officers and soldiers were engaged in a vital evacuation mission as part of their duty, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to their nation. Regrettably, they made the supreme sacrifice, losing their lives in the course of dutifully serving their beloved country.
“while we mourn their untimely departure, we will forever remember them, not just as servicemen, but as national heroes who gave their all for the peace and security of our country.
“They will always be remembered as courageous men who did not consider the perils and dangers of their national duty as paramount to their sacred mandate of ensuring that their fellow countrymen and women can live in peace”, he stated.
President Tinubu, in the statement he personally signed, went on to elaborate that,” We salute their sacrifice, devotion and loyalty to our dear nation – the nation they loved and served to the end.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, I extend my condolences to their families, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, and the entire Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. May God grant them eternal rest.”