Monday, June 14, 2021

Osun community mourns indigene who died in plane crash

IDOO Community in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State has described as shocking, the death of one of its sons, Sergeant Opeyemi Adesina, in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, other officers and crew members, on Friday, at the Kaduna International Airport.

Describing the demise of Sergeant Adesina as a colossal loss not only to the Idoo Community but also to the state and Nigeria as a whole, the community said the deceased would be missed by all.

Sergeant Adesina, who is popularly called Opeyemi by members of his community, is from Balogun’s compound in Idoo and he died about three weeks after his daughter’s dedication.

The spokesman of the community, Alhaji Akanni Olohunlomerue, in a statement made available on Saturday, described Sergeant Adesina as a soldier who would be missed by the community.

While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, the community leader also prayed to God to give the families of other victims the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.

Recall that Sergeant Adesina and 10 others, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Attahiru, died in the ill-fated Beechcraft 350 that crashed in Kaduna on Friday.

Confirming the incident, the Army said the COAS was en route Kaduna from Abuja on Friday when the unfortunate incident occurred.

They were buried on Saturday at the Military Cemetery in Abuja.

Attahiru, who was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021, succeeded Tukur Buratai.

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