- The PDP has reacted to the death of General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers following a plane crash
- The party explained why the incident should be probed
- Officers who died in the crash have been buried in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an investigation into the recent military plane crash that claimed the life of the chief of army staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers.
The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the demand in a statement via Facebook on Saturday, May 22.
Ologbondiyan stated that there was also a need to probe the two other crashes which occurred few months ago.
The party said it is grieved about the death of General Attahiru, and the other personnel.
''Our party commiserates with the military high command, the families of Lt. General Attahiru and the other officers and men who have paid the supreme price for the security of our nation and prays God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
''The PDP however demands an extensive inquest into this military plane crash as well as the last two in which lives of officers were lost.''
The party urged Nigerians to continue to pray for military officers who are risking their lives at the front to secure the nation.
A live video from the burial ceremony of the deceased heroes was posted on the Facebook page of the Nigerian Army.
In another news, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters has opened up on the cause of the plane crash that resulted in the death of COAS Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers.
According to Onyema Nwachukwu, defence spokesman, although the incident is still being investigated, the crash occurred after the aircraft landed at the Kaduna International Airport following bad weather conditions