The presidency revealed on Sunday that Air Force personnel who died in a plane crash were on a rescue mission for abducted students from Government Science College, Kagara,
Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, made this known in a message on his Twitter page on Sunday evening.
Her tweet read: “Troubled by the recent revelation that NAF personnel who died in a plane crash today were on their way to Minna on a rescue mission for kidnapped staff and students at Government Science College in Kagara, The House of Representatives revealed in a statement tonight. “
DAILY POST had reported that a Beechcraft Kingair B350i plane en route to Minna in Niger state had crashed near the runway at Abuja airport.
NAF confirmed that the crash claimed the lives of seven staff members.
Remember that around 27 students and teachers were kidnapped a few days ago by bandits in the state of Niger.
The students have not yet been released as the government insists that no ransom will be paid for their release.
Plane crash: members of the air force were on a rescue mission for students kidnapped from Kagara – Presidency