By Henry Okonkwo
It has been unending grief for friends and family of Flt Lt Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi, and FIt Lt Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, two Nigerian Air Force pilots that died when a Beechcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.
Olufade and Asaniyi were pilots of the ill-fated jet, which also claimed the life of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and eight others.
The two men died a few months after committing to their heartthrobs.
Olufade got married recently, while Asaniyi was about to wed after he got engaged barely two months ago.
Social media buzzed with condolences as families, friends and associates of Olufade and Asaniyi went online to weep for the young pilots.
@Sir_KB, wrote, “My heart is in pain. I lost my friend. Flight Lt. AA Olufade. He got hitched months back and often teased me to get out of bachelorhood. Rest well Freddy.”
@OvieNews said, “Rest in Peace Alfred. Flight Lt. AA Olufade just married two months ago. Our Heroes.”
@SodyBar stated, “Olufade is a close associate. He got married in February this year. We’re all disheartened!”
@EmekaWilfred wrote, “We’re all saddened by his death. Everyone affiliated with Kuje seminary will surely miss him. May the Almighty grant you eternal rest.”
@_victor_kings, “Flight lieutenant T.O Asaniyi. He flew the plane, we had his introduction in March. I was going to be his best man.”