Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza among 176 victims of Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

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

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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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Nigerian Dauda Onoruoiza among 176 victims of Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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