President Muhammadu Buhari Friday said former Chief Army Staff, Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers that were killed in an air crash in Kaduna earlier in the day paid the ultimate prize for peace in Nigeria.
The President said this in a statement by his media adviser, Mr Femi Adeaina.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the lives of 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 air crash in Kaduna “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.”
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
May 21, 2021
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