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United States Mission in the country has been criticized by Nigerians for commiserating with the Nigerian Air Force over the unfortunate ill planned crash on Sunday but keeping quiet for weeks over those who lost their lives and belongings to the military onslaughts in Orlu and Orsu local government areas of Imo State.
The US Mission in Nigeria on Sunday tweeted about the military aircraft crash, expressing its “sincere condolences.”
“The United States expresses sincere condolences to the @NigAirForce, family members, and all Nigerians for the loss of life in today’s aircraft crash,” it said.
The NAF on Sunday confirmed seven of its personnel onboard a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft dead when the jet crashed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The aircraft en route to Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the airport after reporting engine failure.
But Nigerians tackled the US mission on its Twitter handle for keeping quiet while the military and the Eastern Security Network conflict raged in the Orlu communities of Imo State in the third week of January, leading to loss of lives and property.