The late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who died in an air crash in Kaduna state, will be buried today, Saturday, 22 May 21.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig General Mohammed Yerima.
Yerima said, “It will commence at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja by 1000hrs respectively.
“Consequently, the internment for the late COAS and 6 other senior officers will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja today by 1300hrs (1 pm).”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi has described as a rude shock and unfortunate, the death in a plane crash of the 21st Chief of Army Staff Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru barely four months in the saddle.
General Magashi in a condolence message said the Air mishap that claimed the precious lives of the Chief of Army Staff, alongside other senior officers and his aides represents a huge national disaster.