Former vice-president and the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock over the death of Army Chief of Staff Major Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and others, NewsPremises reports.
Attahiru, who was only appointed alongside the other Service Chiefs on January 26, 2021, died in the crash alongside 11 others on Friday enroute to Kaduna State.
Taking to his verified tweeter handle to mourn the late Army chief of staff on Friday night, Atiku wrote:
“It is a dark day for the nation. The loss of COAS Major Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and others today sends a rude shock across Nigeria and our friends worldwide.”
Atiku, however, sympathized with the Commander-in-Chief and the Nigerian armed forces on this sad development, and prayed that family of the late Army chief of staff and other affected families be comforted, and their memories be a blessing.
NewsPremises had previously reported that Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as shocking and suspicious.
According to him, this is one death that must be thoroughly investigated, adding that the sad news will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terror in Nigeria.
The late armychiefr of staff was aged 54, may his soul and others personalities onboard rest in peace.