Pidgin commentator and Sports journalist, Tracy Chapele-Ugo, is currently mourning the death of her brother, Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the crashed NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft.
Recall that the the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet went missing on 31 March 2021 after losing contact on rader.
Tracy who took to her Twitter on Saturday, April 3, revealed that her brother has always wanted to serve Nigeria since he was age 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, broke the news 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 remains of one of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo. He, nevertheless, said the body of the other pilot, Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa, is still being searched for, explaining that the Army on the ground have been asked to intensify their search.