President Buhari expresses shock over death of army chief, Ibrahim Attahiru

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the recent death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a military aircraft crash in Kaduna, on Friday May 21.

President Muhammadu in his statement condoled with the families of the deceased and also assured Nigerians that their deaths will not be in vain.

The president’s statement was relayed by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on May 21.

It 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
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