The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is worried over conflicting reports and claims surrounding the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force fighter jet and its “courageous pilots, who put their lives on the line for the security of our nation.”
Following the disappearance of the fighter aircraft, Boko Haram has come out to claim that it actually shot down the aircraft but the Nigerian army has denied the claim stating that the aircraft crashed.
The party made this known in a statement issued Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary.
It charged the nation’s gallant troops in the front not to allow the situation to dampen their spirits at this critical time, adding that “the PDP, and of course, all patriotic Nigerians, appreciate their sacrifices in defending our nation despite the odds.” The party, however, urged the Nigerian Air Force to hasten its investigation on the matter so that Nigerians would be adequately informed. The party also called on Nigerians to remain at alert and continue to support and pray for the troops as they battle on the fronts as it expressed its belief that every effort must be made to secure the nation from terrorists, insurgents and bandits.