22 May 2021 By James Itodo
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed deep sadness over the tragic death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers killed in an air crash on yesterday while on official trip to Kaduna.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, describes the tragedy as a national disaster of immense proportion that has thrown the entire nation into mourning.
It describes the incident as saddening, coming at a time there is a fresh momentum in the nation’s war against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes.
“The Chief of Army Staff and the other officers gave their lives for the security and unity of Nigeria and will be remembered as heroes in the history of the country.
The statement commiserates with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari and the families of the deceased over the tragic incident and wishes the departed souls eternal peace.