22nd May, 2021
The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has demanded a probe of the plane crash leading to the death of Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers.
It also called for a system-wide investigation into the cause of the last two crashes of military planes which led to the loss of lives of gallant and promising officers.
The caucus in a statement signed by Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu on Saturday, expressed shock over Friday’s crash of a military aircraft which led to the death of the COAS.
It said was “grief-stricken by the huge tragedy which has befallen the nation and demand a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident.”
“Gen. Attahiru and the other officers were very courageous and patriotic soldiers, who gave all in the defence of our dear fatherland,” the caucus stated.
The caucus encouraged the military not to be weighed down by the event but to remain focused to ensure that the heroes did not die in vain.
“As representatives of the people, we stand with the Army, the entire military as well as the families of the Chief of Army Staff and other gallant officers and men who have paid the supreme price in service to secure our nation.
“Our caucus prays to God to console them at this hour of grief.