President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the two Nigerian citizens, Amb. Abiodun Bashua and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that took place yesterday.
Reports spread that Abiodun and Adesanmi were among the 149 passengers and eight crew members that lost their lives in the plane crash in Addis Ababa.
Buhari said: “My thoughts are with the families and friends of these distinguished Nigerians and the other passengers and crew who lost their lives in the plane crash in Addis Ababa. May the Almighty Allah give them strength and fortitude to bear the loss.”
The two Nigerians were among the 157 passengers and eight crew members that perished in the Ethiopian Airline 320 that crashed on Sunday.
An official of the airline said, “Prof. Pius Adesanmi was carrying a Canadian passport.
“The other Nigerian had a UN passport.
“I’ve just been informed now that we lost a high profile Nigerian, Amb. Abiodun Bashua in that crash.
”Bashua was the former UN and AU Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan. A complete gentleman. May God rest his soul.”
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