On Tuesday in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu expressed sorrow over the deaths of brave officers and soldiers in the helicopter crash that occurred in Niger on Monday.

The fatal accident involving the cops and men happened at Chukuba Village, close to Shiroro.

“These officers and men were answering the call of duty while on an evacuation mission.

“In their dedicated service to our beloved country, they paid the ultimate price.

“While we mourn their untimely departure, we will forever remember them, not just as servicemen, but as heroes who gave their all for the peace and security of our country.

“They will always be remembered as courageous men who ensured that their fellow countrymen and women live in peace,’’ the president said.

Mr Tinubu saluted the deceased’s sacrifices, devotion and loyalty to the nation, saying “it is the nation they loved and served to the end.

“I extend my condolences to their families and to the entire Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’’

The president also prayed to God to grant eternal rest to the deceased.




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