Yakowa and Azazi
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has asked the Federal Government to conduct a thorough investigation into last Saturday's military helicopter crash that killed Kaduna Governor Patrick Yakowa, former NSA Owoye Azazi and four others.
The party's concern which is to unravel the cause of the crash with a view to preventing a recurrence, came just as the Plateau State Governor, retired Air Commodore Jonah Jang expressed sympathy over the death of the crash victims.
ACN said in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that far from usual mourning rituals of plane crash victims, there should be a conclusive probe.
''It is said that every plane crash makes flying safer. That assumes that every such crash is properly investigated and the cause or causes found, disclosed and fed into efforts aimed at averting a recurrence. Saturday's crash should not be an exception,''
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