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Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi: NAF Pilot Who Died In Kaduna Military Aircraft Crash Was Planning His Wedding

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NAF pilot, Flt. Leut. T.O Asaniyi, who died in the Kaduna crash on Friday, May 21, was planning his wedding.

Friends as well as the family members of Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flt Lt Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi, are grief-stricken as the young officer, who was about to wed, died when a Beachcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.
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Asaniyi was the pilot of the ill-fated jet which also claimed the lives of his co-pilot, Flt Lt Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and eight others.

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He had his wedding introduction two months ago, according to his friend who was to serve as his best man at his wedding.
Names Of 10 Officers Who Died Alongside General Attahiru In Plane CrashFriends and associates of Asaniyi have since taken to the social media to mourn the youth.
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A tweep, @_victor_kings, wrote, “Flight lieutenant T.O Asaniyi. He flew the plane, we had his introduction in March. I was going to be his best man.”

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“Ahhh, no now, not Mr Asaniyi. Still saw his WhatsApp status update this week. Dear Lord!” @blessnoyiz expressed shock.

“May their soul rest in peace. My condolences,” @bcube234 tweeted.

At least 20 military officers have lost their lives in the last three months in three crashes involving Nigerian Air Force jets.

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, seven NAF officers died onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft when the jet crashed in Abuja.

Also, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said an Alpha-Jet aircraft involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province lost radar contact in Borno State. Two officers were onboard the missing jet which was later declared crashed and the whereabouts of the two airmen unknown till date.

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