Flight Lieutenant Piyo Piyo was the co-pilot on the military aircraft that crashed in Abuja today February 21, 2021.
The incident according to Minister of Aviation who posted about it on Twitter, happened on Sunday afternoon.
The aircraft is reported to have developed an engine failure enroute Minna, Niger state.
The minister tweeted;
A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.
Piyo Piyo and six others died in the ill-fated crash, as Nigerians took to social media to mourn their demise.