Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza among 176 victims of Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza has been confirmed to be one of the victims of the Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran military last Wednesday, local newspapers reported on Saturday.

The victims included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals

Onoruoiza, the only African onboard the doomed aircraft, worked with Boeing on a three month training in Ukraine.

He was attached with the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the Mechanical noise and report back to the company because the said plane was scheduled for maintenance on Monday January 13, 2020 in Ukraine, reports said in Nigeria.

Iran admitted on Saturday it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet that killed all 176 people on board.

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Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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