The burial proceedings of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who lost their lives in an air mishap in Kaduna have been held at the National Mosque in Abuja.
KanyiDaily had reported how Attahiru died along other military officers in a plane crash while on an official trip to Kaduna on Friday, May 21, 2021.
The funeral for the late COAS and 6 other senior officers took place on Saturday afternoon at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.
Family members, friends and colleagues mourned the victims when their bodies were airlifted from Kaduna to Abuja for funeral prayers.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, describing the incident as a “mortal blow” to the country.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Buhari had on January 26, 2021 appointed Attahiru to succeeded Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai as the Chief of Army Staff.