Photos Of Victims Of Dana Air Crash And Relatives At The Airport
Relations, friends and sympathizers who besieged the conference room of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MM2, local wing broke down in tears and wept uncontrollably yesterday as they listened to the names of their loved ones being announced among the people onboard the ill-fated Dana airplane.
It took the intervention of the armed security personnel to control the crowd who were already threatening to beat up officials of Dana Airline for delaying the release of the manifest.
When Vanguard spoke with Professor Peter Okebukola, immediate past Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, at the airport, who was scheduled to travel on the same crashed aircraft to Abuja confirmed that NUC lost four staff to the crash.
Okebukola, who was visibly shaken by the development, described the crash as a national disaster.
According to him, “the plane that crashed was supposed to take me to Abuja before we heard the sad news. I am deeply sad. This is a national disaster. As I speak to you now I can confirm to you that NUC lost four staff in the plane crash. The names are Mr Mamud Dokawa, Architect Chinwe Obi, Mrs Shuaibu and professor Nwoleri, past Vice Chancellor university of Technology, FUTO, Owerri and the leader of the NUC team.
Okebukola said he had to go back home as further flight had been suspended by management of Dana Airline.