Nigerian Air Force jet crashes in Niamey, two officers killed

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Airforce crash victimsIt was yet another sad day for Nigeria today as an Alpha jet belonging to the country’s Air Force crashed in Niamey, capital of neighbouring Niger Republic.

Two officers, Squadron Leader Adoo and Flying Officer Layelmenson, lost their lives in the crash, according to Defence spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Brig.-Gen. Olukolade was quoted as saying that the jet was involved in military operations against insurgents in Mali.

Niger’s Minister of Defence meanwhile confirmed that a military plane from Nigeria crashed earlier today in western Niger, killing its two-man crew.

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