Recall the news of the crashed Ukrainian airplane that claimed the life of over 176 people, a Nigerian man has been identified among the dead victims. A Nigerian man identified as Dauda Onoruoiza has been confirmed as one of the dead victims of a crashed plane mistakenly shot down by Iran in reprisal to the killing of their leader by the US drone.
Prior investigation revealed that the Nigerian man who hailed from Kogi State was working with American airplane manufacturers, Boeing before the unfortunate incident occurred. The report revealed that the Nigerian man was on an industrial training with Boeing in Ukraine for 3 months.
The victim was to study the mechanical noise and report back to the company ahead of its maintenance scheduled on Monday, January 13 in Ukraine. However, he met death before he could make a report and the plane got destroyed before it got maintenance.
It could be recalled that Boeing 737 was in its way to Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine before it was allegedly shot down by Iran’s surface-to-air missile. It had 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries, however, no one knew until now that a Nigerian was one of its victims. Aside from about 82 Iranians on board, 63 Ukrainians and 11 Canadians all lost their lives in the crash that supposedly happened by mistake.
The crash occurred just after Iran fired missiles at Iraqi military bases housing US troops in retaliation for a drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was one of Iran’s most powerful and influential military leaders.
Meanwhile, the Iranian government has admitted responsibility for the crash after they disclosed that it was an unintentional act.