Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has called for an investigation into the crash that killed the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
Ibrahim Attahiru, a Lieutenant General, died alongside 10 others after their plane crashed in Kaduna State on Friday.
Minority Leader of the house, Ndudi Elumelu in a statement calls for investigation into all the crashes that happened recently involving the military.
He said: “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.”
They asked “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.
“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 defense of our dear fatherland.”
There have been three military crashes in 2021 alone. The first was the Military jet, Beechcraft Super King Air 350 model, crashed in Abuja in February, after reporting engine failure en route Minna. Seven casualties were recorded.
Those that died in that crash are; Flight Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot), Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System (ATOS) Specialist), Bassey Etim (ATOS Specialist), Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist), Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS Specialist), and Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician).
In March, an Alpha Jet lost the radar in Borno State. The fighter jet, supporting ground troops, went missing with two crew members.
Then in May, another military plane crashed, another Beechcraft Super King Air 350 model, killing all 11 on board, including the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
The House resolved also to probe Dana Air and Aero Contractors for negligence over two commercial flights mishaps.