CoAS Attahiru’s death a national tragedy – AGF Malami


The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has mourned the demise of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and other victims of the ill-fated plane crash.
WUZUPNIGERIA reported that at least 11 officers and crew members, including the CoAS, died in the fatal accident at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, on Friday, Malami described the Military aircraft Crash that caused the death as a national tragedy.

According to the statement titled Gwandu said that "Malami received the news of the crash of the military aircraft in Kano while attending to guests in preparation for the wedding ceremony of his second son, Abiru Rahman Malami billed for tomorrow.

"Malami described the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and members of his team as dedicated patriotic Nigerians whose efforts to improve the security situation of the country was manifest.

"Malami prayed Allah to grant eternal salvation for all that lost their lives in the air mishap and also prayed that the family members have the fortitude to bear the loss

"The Minister said the late Army Officer who died in active service to the nation will always be remembered as a selfless and patriotic Nigerian who is passionate in duty.

"Malami who thanked all the guests at the wedding ceremony said the wedding fatiha will be low keyed in view of the national tragedy and for strict observations to the laid down COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

"He said many of the intended functions will be shelved to honour the deceased."

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