Two Nigerians have now been confirmed to be among the 157 passengers and crew who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed today March 10th.

 

They are Professor Pius Adesanmi, who was carrying a Canadian passport. The popular columnist and activist teaches at Carlton University in Canada, while the second person is Ambassador Abiodun Bashua of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He was carrying a UN passport.

 

The late Bashua was former UN and AU Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan.

 

See some of the reactions to their demise below…

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Professor Pius Adesanmi?and Ambasador?Abiodun Bashua?are the two Nigerians aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian airliner that crashed today

Professor Pius Adesanmi?and Ambasador?Abiodun Bashua?are the two Nigerians aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian airliner that crashed today

Professor Pius Adesanmi?and Ambasador?Abiodun Bashua?are the two Nigerians aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian airliner that crashed today

 

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