Today’s Headlines: FG Begins Investigation Of Plane Crash That Killed Attahiru, PDP Expels Afegbua

FG Begins Investigation Over Attahiru’s Death

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The Federal Government has commenced investigation into the air crash that killed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers.

Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, said the investigation would be carried out in conjunction with the military.

A military plane carrying Attahiru and 10 other officers had crashed on Friday in Kaduna.

The Army Chief and his entourage were on an official trip to Kaduna when the aircraft was crashed at the Kaduna International Airport.

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PDP Expels Afegbua

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled a former commissioner for Information in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, over anti-party activities in his ward before and during the 2020 Edo State governorship.

Afegbua’s expulsion from PDP was contained in a letter by the Edo State chairman of PDP, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, which was addressed to the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

Afegbua’s expulsion comes on the heels of his petition to the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), demanding that they investigate how the party leadership allegedly spent N10billion it generated during the purchase of forms for the 2019 general election.

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Borno Governor Mourns Attahiru

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has joined other Nigerians to mourn the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an air crash on Friday in Kaduna.

The remains of the deceased and several others killed in the NAF aircraft crash were buried in Abuja on Saturday.

Zulum, in a statement, described Attahiru as “someone evidently committed to ending the fight against insurgency”.

The statement was signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mallam Isa Gusau, and made available to newsmen on Satutday in Maiduguri.

Uzodinma Speaks

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Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, says some persons have confessed to being behind the recent attacks on government facilities in the state.

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Over the past months, unknown gunmen have attacked security facilities in the state, including the police headquarters and correctional centre in Owerri, the Imo capital.

Speaking at a meeting with Samuel Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN), on Satuday, the governor said those who confessed will soon be be revealed to the public.

In a statement issued after the meeting, he also urged the church to partner with government to bring an end to insecurity in the state.

Nigerian Police Mourn Attahiru

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Nigeria’s Acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, has condoled President Buhari, the Nigerian Armed Forces, families of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, and the other military officers who died in the unfortunate air crash while on national assignment in Kaduna state.

In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the late COAS died while on a patriotic mission to advance the course of peace and save the lives of others.

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In his tribute to the late COAS, the IGP described him as “an exceptional military strategist, a friend of inestimable value, and an excellent partner in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other security challenges in the country”.

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