Probe The Cause Of The Plane Crash That Killed Attahiru, Others, OPC Tells Buhari, National Assembly

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC (New Era) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to probe the cause of the plane crash that killed the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other officers of the Nigerian Army.

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OPC in a press release signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Adesina Akinpelu said the group received the news of the death of Attahiru and ten others with rude shock, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly to setup an independent investigation team to unravel the real cause of the plane crash.

“As a group we suspected ‘foul play’, in initial reason given by the Accident Investigation Bureau that the crash was due to bad weather. We however use this medium to call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to institute to probe the real cause of the plane crash that claimed the lives of these officers.”

The Group added that in just four months since Attahiru assumed the position of Chief of Army Staff, he has shown the tenacity and zeal to perform by taking the battle to terrorists den.

“We believe there is more to the plane crash that claimed the life of Attahiru and ten others than meet the eye. Now that the black box has been obtained, Nigerians want to know what really happened? The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao should also be invited for questioning. In less than four months since he assumed office, we have had three air mishap that claimed the lives of many promising officers.”

The group however commiserated with families of all the officers that lost their lives in the plane crash.

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