Widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who died in the Kaduna military air crash recounts how he dreamt of the crash that eventually claimed his life

Jennifer Olufade, the widow of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft that killed 11 military officers, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in Kaduna last Friday, May 21, said the late pilot dreamt of the crash a day earlier.

In an emotion-laden tribute she posted on her Instagram page, Jennifer, who got married to the late pilot two months ago, said her husband woke up in the middle of the night on May 20 and told her he had a dream in which he died in a plane crash.

Jennifer said she prayed with her husband after he narrated the bad dream to her. She said her husband made successful trips to Enugu and Owerri and returned to Abuja on Friday but sadly, died on the flight to Kaduna.

”Letter to Sparkle

Oh sparkle you left me so early, oh my best friend where do i start from? Am broken and pieced, my heartaches this wasn’t what you promised me,you said you will always be der for me where are you now, oh 20th of May you took away my rare gem we where inseparable oh God am scattered and incomplete.

Same 20th of May at about 4am you woke me up with fear and said baby baby I had a bad dream, I dream that I crashed on your way to kaduna you said it looked real very real.

I prayed for you seriously that morning and asked you not to worry asked you your mission order and who you where flying with. You told me flt lt Asaniyi. I said don’t worry you will go, you will go and come back.

Oh my World, you did, you went to Enugu, Owerri and back to Abuja. We did video call, we spoke at length and you were just smiling and laughing. little did i know that was ur last smile and laugh I would see.

And next message I received was you where going to Kaduna. My heart shattered, I smelled danger I quickly message you, saying wow seriously, started calling you, you didn’t pick, I called and called my sparkle didn’t pick, why didn’t you pick up, why? I wanted begging you not to go.

My heart panic. You told me you coming home to eat pouneded yam and egusi. I waited for you how do I imagine myself eating without you? Is that even possible. This 3month has been heaven to me. We eat together in the same plate. We prayed together, we laughed together and cried together. I never imagined loosing you or typing R.I.P. This wasn’t the plan you had for me.

We promised to tour the world together, you said you will always be by myside. Its still like a dream that I can’t see you. I know you are coming back to me.

All I see i condolences message, how to I stand them. Reading them pierces my heart the more.

Our Zain, Zion and Zoe didn’t come..ah AAO.. you left me too soon my all in all , Aboy its too much for me to take. Our bond was super strong.

I feel like a failure. I couldn’t stop you. I could stop Asaniyi. Oh my God, oh my God you saw this.

Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel Emmanuel your name be praised.”she wrote

In a separate post, Jennifer wrote; 

 ”It’s only you that can comfort me and your mum and Dad and everyone. It only you. My Ayodeji my double joy. I don’t think my joy can ever be complete without you , my Sparkle that lights up my life.

My hype active, super jovial husband always active. I saw them lay you to rest all I could say was GOD. My God never sleeps nor slumber but at this point I don’t know what to think again o my God.

I wish you are hear now. Oh oh oh oh my heart sings, oh oh oh oh my heart sings oh oh oh…. am pained my whole wide World is crumbled… where do I picked my pieces from God? I don’t even know what to think. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t think straight Only you God.

Letter to my Husband, my Sparkle Late flt lt AAO. You went to soon, you had bigger dreams all the dream scattered ah ah ah my inseparable they’ve finally separated us.”

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