Sports journalist and Pidgin commentator, Tracy Chapele-Ugo, is mourning her brother, Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the crashed NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft.
It will be recalled that the the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, April 3, Tracy revealed that her brother has always wanted to serve Nigeria since he was 9.
“Nigeria will kill you eventually. So that’s how my baby brother just died. Serving his country. Since he was 9 that’s all he ever wanted to do. And he did. Thought we’d have you for a long time but alas, Boko Haram no go let us hear word. RIP Flight Lieutenant Chapele” she wrote.
“Serving his country was all he wanted to do since he was 9” – Sister of missing NAF Alpha-Jet Tracy Chapele
Meanwhile, THISDAY on Monday, April 5, reported that wreckage of the fighter jet may have been found in Bama, Borno State.
The source told the publication that the jet was found with the body of one of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo. He, however, said the body of the other pilot, Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa, is still being searched for, explaining that troops on the ground have been asked to intensify their search.
“Serving his country was all he wanted to do since he was 9” – Sister of missing NAF Alpha-Jet