President Bola Tinubu has reacted to the crash of an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force in Niger State on Monday.
The ill-fated jet was flying from Kaduna to Niger State when the incident happened.
In a statement Tuesday, Tinubu saluted the bravery and commitment of the officers involved.
“The tragic loss of our gallant officers and soldiers in a helicopter crash at Chukuba Village near Shiroro, Niger State, yesterday, brought immense sadness to me.
“These officers and men were answering the call of duty while on an evacuation mission. In their dedicated service of 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 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,” the statement read in part.