NGF Mourns as Nigerian Army Buries COAF, Others

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Following the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Nigeria Governors Forum has expressed shock and dismay over their sudden passing in a plane crash on Friday.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi titled, ‘Demise of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru,’ in Abuja, on Saturday.

Fayemi in the statement said the NGF received news of the death of the senior and junior military officers as well as members of the crew of the ill-fated aircraft with shock.

He said, “The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) received with deep shock and utter disbelief the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash at the Kaunda International Airport on Friday evening.

“Lt. Gen. Attahiru, who was appointed Chief of Army Staff on 26th January 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari, was an exemplary soldier whose zeal, dedication and professionalism inspired his men in the ongoing war against terrorism and to secure the peace and stability of the nation.

“Already, all well-meaning Nigerians are enjoying a renewed confidence in the army, while the soldiers themselves are showing appreciation for their leaderships’ encouraging impetus in boosting their morale on the battlefields.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the entire crew members and others on the entourage of the Chief who lost their lives in the unfortunate plane crash. They were worthy and dedicated soldiers who devotedly fought for our country on the battlefield. May the souls of these heroes rest in peace.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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