The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, while consoling President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army over the demise of Attahiru and ten others in the air force plane crash in Kaduna, said “this incident is a perceived act of sabotage that should be investigated.”
The statement obtained by DAILY POST was signed by Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
“It’s solely a Southern Chief of Army Staff that can fix the issue of ‘recycling insurgency in the North’. The President should consider a Southerner to quell the conspiracy theories craftily designed by beneficiaries of the insurgency in the North.
“We believe that Attahiru and other military officers that had paid the Supreme prices for peace to reign in Nigeria should be mourned as ‘heroes of democracy and be immortalized’.
The Igbo group queried “if the era of plane crashes has returned. We advise President Buhari, V.P Osibanjo and others should avoid flying private jets until investigations on the NAF ill-fated flight is concluded and made open to Nigerians.”