Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, a flight lieutenant who just got married three months ago was said to be among the officers who died alongside Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), General Ibrahim Attahiru in the Kaduna aircrash.
Following his death, friends and sympathisers have expressed sadness.
Olufade, COAS, and nine other military officers were on board a Beechcraft 350 aircraft that crashed near Kaduna international airport on Friday. Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for army recruits scheduled for Saturday.
Hours after the confirmation of the flight lieutenant’s death, pictures and videos from his wedding in February — about three months ago — began to circulate on social media.
Here are some comments of those who mourned the demise of the flight lieutenant:
Allah gives and takes. We mourn💔😭 Your name means joy "Ayo" and you sure gave us joy no doubt. Rest on brother😭💔. pic.twitter.com/5Ii8nJfYqu
— Halimah (@Gaabdo_) May 21, 2021
Rest in Peace Alfred. Flight Lt. AA Olufade just married two months ago. Our Heroes. pic.twitter.com/6vTaPDh0dL
— onovwo-ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ™☤🇳🇬 (@OvieNews) May 21, 2021
It is a sad day in our family. Our lovely son on board Flt Lt AA Olufade gone. As we pray for all families on this, ask and request for an immediate action by an independent Intlly recognised body. We have to safe the future of our country now. We are saddens https://t.co/ev1N22q1Lo pic.twitter.com/vPLFwUlSlo
— Alistair Soyode (@alistairsoyode) May 22, 2021
I'm broken💔😭 Flt Lt AA Olufade!💔😭 God give us the strength to bear this loss. Ayo!!😭💔 pic.twitter.com/S72MvAVTcF
— Ölúwå ni Fisê (@Ifeatlasbee) May 22, 2021