The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to treat military plane crashes as a national emergency.
Since January, the nation has recorded three plane crashes involving military aircraft resulting in the death of at least 20 personnel.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Secretary, Daramola Joseph.
CAN asks the Federal Government to ascertain that all planes are fit for flights before embarking on any trip.
“It is high time thorough investigations are carried out with a view to ascertaining the immediate and remote causes of these recurrent disasters and address the causes decisively and squarely,” the statement partly read.
“We cannot continue to lose our finest military and security officers to air disasters without treating the situation as a national emergency.
“CAN is genuinely concerned and suggests that while the nation still awaits the report of the cause or causes of this latest crash, adequate measures should be taken so as to avert this kind of tragedy both in our military and civil aviation in the future.
“We must ascertain that all military aircraft are fit to fly and that the training of the flight officers is excellent.
“We further plead that adequate care should be taken of the dependants of the deceased so that they might be proud eternally of the nation the deceased served.”