On Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, news broke that an aircraft had crashed at the NAF base in Kaduna.
Sadly, the Elijah and his colleague, Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali, lost their lives in a Super Mushshak trainer jet. Writing a tribute to her fiancé, she noted that she’s proud of her man. She wrote:
“My baby lives. Haruna Elijah Karatu, The spirit of just men made perfect. You have joined my cloud of witnesses. The sovereignty of God. We obey. We follow. I’m proud of you.”