22 May 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described as shocking and sad the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others in a plane crash yesterday in Kaduna.
Gbajabiamila who stated this in a statement said the death of the Army Chief was unfortunate coming at a time that the Nigerian military was seeking solutions to the security challenges in the country.
He said having taken over from the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, a couple of months ago, Attahiru has shown a lot of commitment in tackling the security situation in the country.
Gbajabiamila, who said he had a few meetings with Attahiru in search of solutions to the challenges, noted that the late Army Chief was a core professional officer.
The speaker added that the Nigerian military, especially the Nigeria Army has lost a dedicated and committed senior officer whose services to the fatherland will be sorely missed.
Gbajabiamila while sending his condolences to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian military, and the Attahiru family over the loss, prayed for the repose of the souls of Attahiru and the ten others.