"Those who organised and those who pulled the trigger have all been arrested and investigation is ongoing," he said.
The police have announced the arrest of 10 suspects allegedly involved in the failed attack on the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, announced the arrest on Thursday at a special briefing of State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“Those who organised and those who pulled the trigger have all been arrested and investigation is ongoing,” he said.
He said investigations so far show that the outcome is contrary to the claims made by the governor.
The police chief said the suspects are still being detained by the police without prosecution because judiciary staff are on strike.
“We have had them for over a month but the courts have been closed for over three months, where do I take them to?” he said.
Major General Farouk Yahaya Replaces Ibrahim Attahiru, Who Died in a Military Plane Crash in Kaduna on May 21.
President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Farouk Yahaya, a major general, as the new Chief Of Army Staff.
This was contained in a statement by the acting Director of Defence Information, Onyema Nwachukwu.
Mr Yahaya replaces Ibrahim Attahiru, a lieutenant general, who died in an air crash alongside 10 other officers and men of the army, last week.
Until his appointment, the new army chief was the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the counter insurgency operation in the North-east.
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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
Prior to his appointment Major General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI.
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Major General Ali Keffi has been appointed the acting Chief of Army Staff, following the death of the former COAS Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday.
He is a member of the 38 Regular Course. He was trained in Mogadishu Battalion in the Academy.
He is an alumnus of Bangladesh Defence College. He is the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Div Kaduna.
Maj.-Gen Alli-Keffi, assumed duty as the 37th GOC 1 Division, Nigerian Army, in Kaduna in March this year.
Pharaoh Okadigbo, the first son of former President of the Senate, late Dr Chuba Okadigbo, has reportedly lost his life in a ghastly accident in Abuja
The deceased died in Abuja when his white Camry car with Registration number RBC 70 BG ran under a stationary cocacola truck along the Life Camp,Gwarinpa byepass on Sunday
A top official of the FRSC confirmed the incident to CKN News
His body has been deposited in the morgue at the National Hospital after it was initially rejected at another hospital due to lack of space at their mortuary.
His vehicle has been parked at the Life Camp Police station while the obstruction was cleared by the FRSC
Chuba Okadigbo a top politician and former President of the Senate also died years back
The deceased is married with children
The pictures showed the body of the deceased still in the car immediately the accident occurred before it was moved to the morgue.
Just about four months after being named as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, died Friday evening in an air crash at the Kaduna International Airport.
The COAS, who was heading for Kaduna on official duty, reportedly perished with no fewer than seven top aides, who were travelling on the same 350 Beechcraft Aircraft.
The loud screams coupled with the explosion resulting from the aircraft before it finally crashed, reportedly threw the inhabitants of the airport community into chaos, fear and confusion.
Some of the locals, who witnessed the crash, said that the troubled aircraft exploded and got burnt completely by the time it hit the ground. “All the crew members and passengers numbering 12 died in the crash,” a source at the airport told journalists in Kaduna. ‘The crew apparently lost control of the aircraft due to sudden change of weather accompanied with violent storm and lightning,” the source explained.
The Nigerian Airforce confirmed the crash but was silent on casualties. They however announced that an investigation into the crash would be carried out. “An air crash involving a Nigeria Airforce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport,” Nigerian Airforce Public Relations Officer, Air Vice Marshall Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement. Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru was appointed Chief of Army Staff along with other Service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 26, 2021.
Born on 10 August 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Attahiru graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December 1986 as an Infantry Officer.
The late COAS held a Master’s degree in Strategic Management and Policy Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy. General Attahiru had held several key appointments during his military career and had undertaken many strategic duties within and outside Nigeria. Ibrahim Attahiru: 30th Army Chief; Second Shortest Stint Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, was the 30th Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria.
He was also the 26th indigenous Chief of Army Staff and was in office for three months and 26 days. It was the second shortest stint as army chief after the three months stewardship of Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau between September and November 1993.
The shortest stint before him in the democratic era was Gen. Andrew Azazi who served for 11 months before he was promoted to the post of Chief of Defence Staff. Gen. Attahiru was appointed army chief on January 26, 2021 when President Muhammadu Buhari made a sweeping change of the service chiefs. Born on 10th August 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State, he graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He commenced cadets training in January 1984 and was commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant in December 1986 as an Infantry Officer.
He had a Masters degree in Strategic Management and Policy Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy. General Attahiru held several appointments on the staff, instructional and in command during his military career. He had a tour of duty with the United Nations in Sierra Leone as a Military Observer, where he facilitated United Kingdom military engagement, Operation BARASS in September 2000. He was an Operation Officer and later Company Commander in NIBATT 19 ECOMOG Operations in Liberia. Also, he had the unique privilege of having commanded with distinction all through the chain of command in the Nigerian Army.
Prominent among these appointments were Commanding Officer 146 Battalion Nigerian Army (Operation HARMONY IV) in the Bakassi Peninsula, Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army (Operation PULO SHIELD), General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army. He was one time Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Buhari expresses shock over Gen. Attahiru death—Also mourns others President Muhammadu Buhari Friday night expressed sadness over the air crash that claimed the lives of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.
The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina condoled with families of the deceased, the military, and Nigerians in general, describing them as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.” While praying that God receives the souls of the patriots, the President said the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.” President Buhari pledged that the departed would not die in vain. In his own reaction, Mr. Peter Obi who described the crash as painful to the nation, commiserated with the Nigerian Army, the Air force and Mr. President and prayed for the peaceful repose of the souls of the dead.