On Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force has assured Nigerians that investigations into last Friday’s plane crash and other recent ones would be transparent.
The NAF spokesman during an interview said the force would take its time before making any decision but would wait for the result of the investigation involving it and the Accident Investigation Bureau before taking any steps on the fatal plane crashes.
On Friday that Nigerian Air force Jet Beechcraft KingAir B350i crashed at the Kaduna International Airport billed to land at Nigeria Air Force Base, Mando, Kaduna involving Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 11 military officers.
Recall, on February 21, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed. About Seven crew members on board the jet died after reporting engine failure while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport en route Minna.
Apart from the aircraft that crashed on Friday and in February, on March 31, a Nigerian AirForce Alpha jet with two crew members carrying out a mission against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State has reportedly disappeared from the radar at 6 pm and to date, both the jet and the pilots have not been found.
The effect of the crash remains unknown.
Treat Military Plane Crash as a national emergency. CAN tells Buhari
The Leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) condoled with the President and all the families affected by the painful exit.
However, CAN have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to treat military plane crashes as a national emergency.
CAN also call for detailed investigations into the causes of the ill-fated military KingAir 350i aircraft that crashed last Friday, near Kaduna Airport.
This is coming as the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) yesterday announced the declaration of three days’ national mourning for the death of those described as “our heroes” who died during the military plane crash in Kaduna.
The association also called on the International Community to come to the aid of the country to end the menace of insecurity before terrorists and bandits take over the country.
Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) also commiserated with the President, the Army and the country.
By our reporter.