Abuja Crash: We Don’t Investigate Military Accidents – AIB

Paying Social Media Jobs
Social sharing

The Accident Investigation Bureau, on Sunday, said that it does not investigate military incidents or accidents except when invited.

General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB, Mr Tunji Oketunbi, made this known in a message sent to The PUNCH.

A jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force had crashed in Abuja earlier today. Seven persons aboard the military aircraft, King Air 350, were killed in the accident.

The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a tweet, described the accident as “fatal” and prayed for the “departed souls”.

Reacting, the AIB which is the investigating commission in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, said it does not investigate military accidents except when invited.

“There was an accident involving a military aircraft. By the power established AIB-N, we do not investigate military incidents or accident except where invited. Please direct all your enquiries to the appropriate authorities,” AIB spokesman said.

Efforts to reach NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, proved abortive as of the time of filing this report as his phone rang out.

READ ALSO  Magu demands N5b, apology from Sun newspaper
About Uchenna Mbam 8815 Articles
Uchenna Mbam is a reliable full time Blogger on news media as Editor/Publisher. Be free to Contact me via Facebook @Mbam Uchenna or Email me @uchennambam23@gmail.com

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs