Updated: Buhari Confirms Death Of Chief Of Army Staff


Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the death of the new Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash on Friday evening in Kaduna.

Buhari in a condolence statement released on Friday through his media adviser, Femi Adesina, said he is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.

The President also condoled 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 departed would not die in vain,” Buhari prayed.

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