Touching Stories Of Family Members Of COAS Aides Killed In Kaduna Crash

All those close to late Flt. Lt. Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi and Major Nura Hamza, among others, are still living in anguish and recalling the importance of the deceased to them

The ill-fated crash occurred on Friday, May 21, and claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 11 other military officers.

Weeks after the incident, the families of some of the victims are still weeping uncontrollably. For instance,  at Iyanuoluwa Estate, New Airport, Alakia, Ibadan, when our correspondent visited, the family of Flt. Lt. Asaniyi was still in shock.

Asaniyi is survived by a 62-year-old father who is a retired headteacher and a 59-year-old mother and other siblings that the parents are still striving to bring up.

His five siblings, including his twin sister, Kehinde, are jobless.

His father, Mr. Rufus Asaniyi, told Daily Trust Saturday that the late military officer was the only glory and breadwinner of the family. He said that he suffered so much to take care of his children.

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