Presidency says crashed jet was on rescue mission for Kagara students

It has been revealed by the Presidency on Sunday that Air Force personnel who died in plane crash were on a rescue mission for the abducted students of the Government Science College, Kagara.

Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Sunday night.

According to him: “Disturbed by the recent revelation that the NAF personnel who died today in a plane crash were en route Minna on a rescue mission for the abducted staff and students of the Government Science College, Kagara, the House of Representatives revealed in a statement this evening. “

Recall that the Beechcraft Kingair B350i aircraft on its way to Minna in Niger State before it crashed at the Abuja airport.

NAF confirmed that the crash claimed the lives of seven personnel.

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Recall that about 27 students and teachers were abducted by bandits’ days ago in Niger state.

The students are yet to be released as the government insists no ransom will be paid for their release.

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