The House of Representatives’ Minority Caucus has asked for an investigation into the Friday plane crash that took the life of Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff.

The Chief of Army Staff died on Friday alongside ten others in a plane crash that happened in Kaduna state.

The leader of the Minority Caucus, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta), released a statement calling for a system-wide investigation into the Friday crash and two others.

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“Our caucus calls for a system-wide investigation into the cause of the crash as well as the last two crashes of our military planes which also led to the loss of lives of our gallant and promising officers,” the caucus’ statement said.

The group also urged “the military not to be weighed down by the tragic event but to remain focused and undeterred so as to ensure that the heroes did not die in vain.”

They also mentioned that “the Minority caucus is grief-stricken by this huge tragedy which has befallen our dear nation and we 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.”

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