Chief Of Air Staff orders investigation into death of temporary staff in Kano

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, has ordered an investigation into the death of a temporary staff of 465 NAF Hospital, Kano, Yusuf Shuaibu.

Shuaibu was alleged to have been beaten to stupor by an officer.

The Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, said this in a statement he signed and issued to our correspondent in Kano on Tuesday.

Shuaibu was alleged to have been beaten up by an officer who sent him on an errand but was said to have delayed carrying out the assignment.

The sudden death of Shuaibu after returning home from his workplace sparked protests, with his family calling for justice on the matter.

However, the NAF Spokesperson said, “I am aware that the deceased, Mr Yusuf Shuaibu, was a temporary staff of 465 NAF Hospital Kano. I am also aware that two days ago, the deceased and an airman had an altercation that ensued bordering on insubordination and the refusal of the deceased to adhere to certain directives.

“I am also aware that after their altercation, the matter was amicably settled, and the deceased then proceeded home with no sign of any illness, only for information to filter in the next day that he had passed on.

“Indeed, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, has been briefed on the news of the unfortunate and untimely death of Mr Shuaibu, and he is saddened by the loss.

“He has, however, directed the Commanders of the Hospital and NAF Base Kano to extend his condolence and that of the entire NAF family to the family of the deceased,” Gabkwet said.

He said the CAS had, therefore,directed an investigation “to immediately unravel what actually led to the unfortunate death of Mr Yusuf.”

Shuaibu’s death has sparked outrage among residents of the deceased’s community, Gwagwarwa, in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state, along with his father, Shuaibu

Bala, appealing to Governor Abba Yusuf, the Emir of Kano , the National Human Rights Commission and the Chief of Air Staff to intervene and ensure that his family gets justice.

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