Attahiru’s death: DHQ orders investigation

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Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru

By Sumaila Ogbaje

ABUJA –  The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has called for an investigation into the air crash claimed the lives of the , Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others on Friday.
He said the Investigation Board is expected to unravel the immediate and remote cause(s) of the unfortunate air .
The Acting , Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a on Friday in Abuja.
Nwachukwu said the unfortunate incident occurred after landing at the International Airport due to inclement weather.
“The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has therefore directed that an Investigation Board be constituted to unravel the immediate and remote cause(s) of the unfortunate .
“As we pray for the repose of the souls of our gallant and committed and other personnel on board with him, the AFN solicits the support and understanding of all Nigerians in the face of this tragic incident.
“We wish to state that the Armed Forces of remains resolute in combating the security challenges bedeviling our nation.
“The sacrifices of our dearly departed heroes will not be in vain,” he said.
Irabor, however, urges all military personnel and to take heart and be condoled on the tragic loss.
He also reassured all Nigerians of the commitment and loyalty of the Armed Forces of to the Constitution and Government in the discharge of its responsibilities. (NAN)