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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Wife Of NAF Pilot Learnt Of His Death On Whatsapp

Diepreye,The wife of the Nigerian Air Force pilot, Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, who died in the January 2, 2019 in the  Mi-35M helicopter crash,  said that she learnt of his death on a WhatsApp status update.





The couple, who had their wedding on December 8, 2018, were married for three weeks before tragedy struck.

Perowei was one of the five-man combat crew, who died when the Mi-35M attack helicopter crashed during an operation against Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

It was reported that the helicopter crew were providing close air support for the ground troops from the 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State, when the crash occurred around 7.30pm.

Diepreye said the WhatsApp status update was that of her husband’s colleague, who was unaware that she had his number.
she said that she did not see the death of her husband coming, having just been married to him.

She stated, “My husband left for the trip five days after we got married and since he left, I’ve been alone. We spoke before he took off on the trip. When I tried his number at night, it was not going through and I switched off my phone afterwards. The following morning, I tried reaching him again, but it still was not going through.

“I went on WhatsApp and I saw the picture of my husband and his co-pilot with the caption: ‘Rest in Peace’ on the status update of one of his colleagues, who didn’t know that I had his WhatsApp number. When I saw it, I was so shocked that I threw my phone away in disbelief. I picked it up again and went through it. Just as I was about running out of the house, the commander arrived to confirm my fear.”

While relieving the times they shared together, the Bayelsa State indigene said she would miss the kind-hearted man her husband was, adding that being married to him was an honour.

Diepreye stated, “We had been together for two years before we got married. “It was an honour to be married to him; I am proud of being married to him as the man of my dreams. He affected many lives positively and people have been putting in so much efforts to support me. I want my husband to be remembered for dying for the country; he died a hero. I want the world to remember that and accord him and the other soldiers due respect.”


The deceased, who were identified as Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob (pilot); Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas (co-pilot); Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim (flight technician); Lance Corporal Adamu Nura (gunner); and Aircraft Man Meshack Ishmael (gunner), are to be buried today (Tuesday) at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

The helicopter was one of the two attack aircraft procured from Russia in February 2017 and inducted into the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East.
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*This is so sad,i pray God comforts her!!!

55 comments:

  1. So sad. May the Lord console her and his family...

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  2. Person just die sharp sharp they don upload am for whatsapp status. Nawa o.
    May his kind soul rest in peace. And may God comfort you, woman.

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  3. Just 5 days after wedding they sent him to go and fight boko haram.. Wicked country

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    1. Very mean of them

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    2. Fan is like you don't know the oath these uniform guys take/swear before becoming a certified one. Just find out

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    3. Such a painful death. May his soul find rest.

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    4. Teejay congratulations. I read SP very late at night

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    5. But in the case of Mallam Sanusi, the sultan and one of his sons that just got married, I thought someone on this blog said that you do not post newly weds to the war front. someone else likened it to the biblical times. So, what now is the true position of things in this country?

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    6. Stella, let me go anon on this one.

      It wasn't a crash rather the Bh Boys brought the helicopter down.

      As we are speaking, more than 70 soldiers are unaccountable for and many are being killed on a daily basis!

      If you have anybody in the force, keep praying for them because this government doesn't care!

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  4. Oh my God!
    Some people are damn too forward!

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    1. This was also how i read about the death of someone close to us!!

      I called my Mum and she said he's fine, receiving treatment meanwhile one of his inlaw already put up his pics with RIP..... I nearly ran Mad!!!

      May God comfort her and hers

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  5. R.I.P gallant soldiers

    God please grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss(es).

    Why are people quick to announce obituaries? on social media?It should be the duty of the family members to announce it first. distasteful.

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  6. this is really sad. may the Lord comfort her

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  7. Jeez!!! This is so sad, what a way to find out about a love one's death. May God console his wife.Rip to the dead

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  8. This is heart wrenching, may God Almighty comfort her.

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  9. God forbid Oooo. Cheeeeeeeeoooooo

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  10. #tearful. So sad! May God be her strength and comfort.

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  11. Hmmmmm. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace. And may the Greatest Comforter of the universe, even Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit soothes the wounds and bind your broken heart in time like this! Please, the government should grant her request, it will help to eliminate the traumatic experiences this young lady and other bereaved families are going through.

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  12. Kilyofas😭.. his mom was always sharing testimonies in church since his NDA days..that God has wiped her tears and all after a bad marriage,even added "testimony" to her name.. he was just 29.. been deeply saddened since I got this news.. the transience of life mehnn..

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  13. They keep buying scraps all in the name of fighter jet for ending Boko Haram.

    I can't imagine the horrific moments when she saw that Whatsapp update. I love uniform guys but I don't think I wanna marry anyone.

    RIP to the fallen heroes.

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    1. GnM, me sef would never think of marrying a uniform guy. An ex of mine who used to be a Seaman had that conversation with me & i told him that he'd be doing me a favour by never proposing marriage.
      May their gentle souls rest in peace & i sincerely hope the government accords them their due honour as they died in active service.

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    2. @Ron which government? Dead or alive government? @Blessed Princess

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  14. Hmmm its a pity rip

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  15. I know someone close to this family.Has been so devastating.Learnt she is pregnant I bless God because he knows the beginning from the end his lineage cannot be wiped out like that.I feel so bad about this loss.

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  16. A widow just three weeks of being married. Sigh! This life isn't fair honestly. May God grant you the grace to overcome? This huge loss. What a country?

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  17. This pain will not go away easily....it won't...

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  18. A widow just three weeks of being married. Sigh! This life isn't fair honestly. May God grant you the grace to overcome? This huge loss. What a country?

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  19. What a pity... May God console you dear.

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  20. So sad 😔 may God console her and the family. RIP to him

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  21. RIP to him. what a very sad way to find out. People should stop uploading condolence messages of the deceased without the families approval, Humans are always too quick to spread bad news. May God almighty console her

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  22. May God grant eternal rest to the souls of our heroes!

    I pray for strength and courage to the families of the deceased.

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  23. So sad.. May the Lord give the family the strength to bear this great loss

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  24. Chai. I can imagine the pain. What a sad way to start the year.

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  25. Rip to the fallen heroes...may God give the wife and family the fortitude to bear the loss

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  26. That was how my friend learnt about her brothers death on Facebook, that's one of the disadvantages of social media. imagine just 5 days nawa oo, I pray God comforts you. To marry a uniform man abughi ogu nne na-agbalu nwa.

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  27. So sad😔
    May his soul rest in peace. And may God comfort the family he left behind.

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  28. People are so quick to post obituaries! But when you succeed in life they wont even clap for you let alone post it! This has to stop! The immediate family has to be the one to announce obituaries!
    What a shame! He died for a useless country

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    1. This! This! This!


      An idiot posted my brothers photograph on BBM before my immediate family got to know of it!

      My parents and One of my siblings had no idea my brother was dead..meanwhile that sibling of mine was based in the UK and due for professional exams the next day.

      You can imagine how devasted he was and how hard we tried to manage the crisis.

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  29. R.I.P to the dead officers. Madam please take heart, this is so sad. Being a widow just after 3 weeks of marriage? Oh no!!!

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  30. what a loss, people should stop this idea of posting obituaries immediately someone passes; a friend of mine learnt of the death of her pregnant sister, husband and her three children on fb,someone posted their obituaries few hours after their death.she was shocked for days.Nigerians please be sensitive

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  31. @dammiebcakesnconfections Whatsapp 080808278298 January 2019 at 11:05

    Awwww 😭😭😭. Only God can comfort her.

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  32. So sad. No Matter what anyone says you won't be fine, I pray God to step in and comfort you Amen

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  33. God comforts her.
    This war against Boko Haram. Only God will deliver us.
    My husband was sent to the war front a week after our wedding . Didn't see him for a year and 6months. Thank God for life.

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  34. This is really sad, May his Soul RIP

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  35. May his soul rest in peace. Reminds me of the song My Darling- Tiwa Savage

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  36. This is sad. May God give her d fortitude to bear the loss. RIP to the dead.

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  37. so sad... his soul rest in peace...

    The Lord comfort you Ma'am...

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  38. May the good Lord comforts the family.

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