Nigeria: Widows of soldiers killed in 1992 plane crash demand compensation
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
The widows of military officers who died in the Hercules C130 military jet crash in Lagos in 1992 are demanding compensation from the Nigerian military and the Federal Government. The plane crashed soon after takeoff, killing all 163 people on board, including many middle-ranking army, navy, and air force officers.
The widows made the call during the distribution of palliatives to widows of deceased military officers in the South-South region. They expressed their frustration that, 31 years after the incident, they have not received their entitlements, and many of their children are not receiving education support or sponsorship from the government. The widows are urging the government to review their case and take appropriate action.