President Buhari and General Attahiru
President Buhari and General Attahiru

Buhari expresses shock over death of COAS Attahiru, others in plane crash

NEWS DIGEST – 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.

In a statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, the president 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 president pledged that the departed would not die in vain.