Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President expressed his condolences to the families of the seven soldiers who died in a plane crash near a runway in Abuja the capital.
The chief of the Air staff has ordered an immediate investigation.
According to the Nigerian Air Forces, the families of all the victimes have been informed of the deaths.
Here is the Tweet of Mr Buhari:
Let’s note that the plane was on the way to Minna, in the northern state of Niger to try to rescue 42 people who had been kidnapped.