President Tinubu Mourns Soldiers who died in Helicopter crash

President Bola Tinubu has expressed his deep appreciation and respect for the soldiers who tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash while en route to Niger State from Kaduna on August 14.
The crashed scene
The crashed

In a statement shared on his Twitter page on August 15, President Tinubu described the fallen soldiers as true national heroes who demonstrated unwavering courage and dedication to their duty.

In his statement, President Tinubu acknowledged that these brave soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their nation. He noted that their valorous service will be remembered not merely as an act of courage, but as an embodiment of the spirit of national heroism. These soldiers, he asserted, stood as guardians of peace and security for Nigeria.

The helicopter crash, which occurred near Shiroro in Niger State, profoundly saddened President Tinubu. He referred to the deceased soldiers as "gallant officers and soldiers," recognizing their commitment to duty even in the face of peril.

The President emphasized that these men and women responded to the call of duty with selfless dedication and commitment, which reflects the sacred mandate of safeguarding the peace and security of the nation.

While mourning their untimely departure, President Tinubu paid tribute to the fallen soldiers by assuring that their sacrifice will forever be etched in the memory of the nation. He highlighted the soldiers' remarkable courage, underscoring their willingness to serve Nigeria regardless of the dangers they faced.

President Tinubu extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen heroes, expressing the collective sorrow of the entire nation. He also offered his sympathies to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, and the Chief of Naval Staff, recognizing the shared grief felt within the armed forces.

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