President Buhari expresses shock and sorrow over death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the news of the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who died on Friday, May 21 in a military aircraft crash in Kaduna.

A statement from the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, reads

President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.

The President condoles 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 says 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.”

The President pledged that the departed would not die in vain.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

May 21, 2021

The President also took to Twitter to send a condolence message to the family of the deceased.

He wrote;

Deeply saddened by the air crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers. All of them are heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.

This crash is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our Armed Forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country. My condolences to the families of the deceased, the entire military, and all Nigerians. The deaths of these officers will not be in vain!



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