At the last count, a Nigerian man has been confirmed as one of the 176 dead victims of the Ukrainian airplane that was shot down by Iran.
The man identified as Dauda Onoruoiza from Kogi state was working with American airplane manufacturers, Boeing before the sad incident occurred.
Onoruoiza was said to be on a three months training with Boeing in Ukraine and was attached to the fateful Boeing 737-800 aircraft to study its mechanical noise and report back to the company ahead of its maintenance scheduled on Monday January 13 in Ukraine.
The aircraft had 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries. The crash victims include 82 Iranians, at least 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians aside the Nigerian
Iran admitted to shooting down the airplane unintentionally on Saturday January 11, after initially denying the act and refusing to turn in its black box.
The crash occurred just after Iran fired missiles at Iraqi military bases housing US troops in retaliation for a drone strike at Baghdad airport that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was one of Iran’s most powerful and influential military leaders.