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Burial of COAS Attahiru, others underway in Abuja

Saturday, 22 May 2021

 



By Babatunde Ayodeji


The burial of Chief of Army Staff Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others who died along with him in a plane crash is underway at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre in the federal capital territory Abuja, respectively.

After this, the burial will also take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.

Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in a military crash while on an official trip to Kaduna State from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021.

According to Brigadier General Yerima, Chief of Army Staff and 10 other officers who were part of the entourage on the official trip from Abuja to Kaduna died in a military plane crash.

Attahiru who was appointed in January this year spent only over four months as the Chief of Army Staff.

He was the former Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State to combact the menace of Boko Haram insurgence.

After The Nigerian Army confirmed the crash of the Chief of Army Staff and 10 other officers including the crew on board, the Chief of Defence Staff has also ordered investigation into the cause of the military plane crash while the Nigerian Navy has also cancelled event marking its 65th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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