Jennifer Olufade, widow of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft that killed 11 military officers, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday, has disclosed that her late husband dreamt of the crash.
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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft 350 crashed near Kaduna International Airport, killing everyone onboard.
Jennifer, who got married to the late pilot three months ago, revealed this in a tribute to her husband which she posted on her Instagram handle, @joba_star, on Monday.
According to her, a bad dream had woken her husband up at about 4:00am on May 20, a day before the sad event took place.
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Jennifer said she prayed with him when he narrated the dream to her.
She noted that after the dream, her husband made successful trips to Enugu and Owerri and returned to Abuja.
The widow said when she received a message from him that they were again heading to Kaduna, she tried to dissuade him from embarking on the trip but without success.
“Oh sparkle, you left me so early. Oh, my best friend, where do I start from? I am broken and pierced, my heart aches. This wasn’t what you promised me; you said you will always be there for me,” she wrote.
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“On 20th of May, at about 4am, you woke me up with fear and said ‘baby, baby, I had a bad dream. I dreamt that I crashed on my way to Kaduna.’ You said it looked very real. I prayed for you seriously that morning and asked you not to worry and asked you your mission order and who you were flying with and you told me Flt. Lt Asaniyi.
“I said ‘don’t worry, you will go and come back.’ You went to Enugu, Owerri and back to Abuja. We did video call and also spoke at length and you were just smiling. Little did I know that was your last smile.
“The next message I received was that you were going to Kaduna. My heart shattered, I smelt danger, I started calling you, you didn’t pick. Why didn’t you pick? Why? I wanted begging you not to go.
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“These three months have been heaven for me. We eat together in the same plate, we prayed together, we laughed and cried together. This wasn’t the plan you had for me.
“You said you will always be my side. It is still like a dream that I can’t see you. I know you are coming back to me. All I see is condolence messages. How do I stand them? Reading them pierces my heart even more.
“I feel like a failure, I couldn’t stop you, I couldn’t stop Asaniyi, oh my God, Oh My God. You saw this.”
Also, Esther David, a childhood friend of the late pilot, in an interview with The PUNCH, described him as a gentle and easy going man.
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“He was my very good friend. We were close, very close. I am still in shock; I wish it is all a dream. I haven’t been able to sleep since Friday,” she stated.