23 May 2021By Abdullahi jalaluddeen/Kano.
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed his deepest condolences to President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru with other officers, in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday.
He also condoled the government the people of Kano state and families of Brigadier Gen. Abdulrahman Kuliya, Chief of Military Intelligence, an indigene of the state who was one of the senior military officers that died along with the COAS.
In a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the governor said he was profoundly pained to hear of the plane crash with the precious lives lost.
He said: ‘’Our thought and prayers are with Mr. President, the military and families of the deceased. We stand by you on this grave tragedy and comfort you and all who mourn the departed souls.”
The governor said while the unfortunate incident came at a time Nigeria is facing many security challenges, it is hoped that the sacrifices of these nationalists would not be in vain.
“While I join you in taking solace in the fact that the gallant officers passed away contributing to the development of this great nation, I pray Almighty Allah in His infinite mercy to grant their souls Aljannah Firdausi the family, their military friends and associates to bear the loss with the spirit of acquiescence to Allah’s will,” the statement added.