The death of one of the three passengers alongside four air force personnel aboard the ill-fated Dornier-228, Hassana Usman(pictured), has sparked an outpouring of grief from her devastated friends.
The mother-of two(pictured right with them in a car), and English graduate of University of Maiduguri, OrijoReporter was told was returning her sister’s son who had come to spend the holiday with her family in Kaduna to Abuja when the light military plane she boarded crashed 10 minutes after it took off last Saturday, August 29.
Dozens of her friends have meanwhile taken to her Facebook page to leave their condolences.
One Dada Bashir wrote: “oh dear it has been a while i saw you bt(sic) i can remember d good time we had unimaid Bakasi, u(sic)’ll always b(sic) remembered may ur(sic) soul rest in peace dear.”
Facebook user, Suleiman Alfa Davin, believed to have attended the same primary, secondary schools and university with the deceased revealed their long and close association.
He said, “Hassana, u(sic) ‘ve been a sister n a friend since Airforce primary skol(sic) Kano, AFMS Jos and we still met @ Unimaid. U(sic) wil(sic) 4(sic) ever be in our hrt(sic). God rest ur(sic) Soul. Amen.”
Another Facebook user, Itohan Igebor, said that she would always cherish the moments they spent together, and wished the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Hassana Usman such a fun, energetic spirit. My AFGMS and Air force sister, your sad and sudden departure is very hard to accept. May God comfort your family and all affected by your loss. May God protect your girls, husband, and your siblings. You graced everyone you met with your smile, laughter, and vivacious fun loving presence. Rest in the Lord,” Igebor wrote.