Jennifer Olufade, the widow of Flt Lt Alfred Olufade, the pilot of the aircraft that crashed and killed 11 military officers has said her dreamt of the crash a day earlier.
Jennifer, who married the late pilot three months ago, made this revelation in a recently posted emotional tribute to her husband on her Instagram page.
While making the revelation, Jennifer said she prayed with her husband when he woke up and shared the bad dream with her.
She added that her husband made successful trips to Enugu and Owerri and returned to Abuja after the dream.
She made it known that when she received a message from him that they were again traveling to Kaduna, she tried reaching him to discourage him from embarking on the trip but her effort yielded no result.
She wrote: “Oh sparkle, you left me so early. Oh, my best friend, where do I start from? I am broken and pierced, my heart aches. This wasn’t what you promised me; you said you will always be there for me.
“On 20th of May, at about 4am, you woke me up with fear and said ‘baby, baby, I had a bad dream. I dreamt that I crashed on my way to Kaduna.’ You said it looked very real. I prayed for you seriously that morning and asked you not to worry and asked you your mission order and who you were flying with and you told me Flt. Lt Asaniyi.
“I said ‘don’t worry, you will go and come back.’ You went to Enugu, Owerri and back to Abuja. We did video call and also spoke at length and you were just smiling. Little did I know that was your last smile.
“The next message I received was that you were going to Kaduna. My heart shattered, I smelt danger, I started calling you, you didn’t pick. Why didn’t you pick? Why? I wanted begging you not to go.
“These three months have been heaven for me. We eat together in the same plate, we prayed together, we laughed and cried together. This wasn’t the plan you had for me.
“You said you will always be my side. It is still like a dream that I can’t see you. I know you are coming back to me. All I see is condolence messages. How do I stand them? Reading them pierces my heart even more.
“I feel like a failure, I couldn’t stop you, I couldn’t stop Asaniyi, oh my God, Oh My God. You saw this.”