Nigeria’s Army Chief Ibrahim Attahiru Laid to Rest, Flag Fly at Half Mast

It was a sad day as the remains of top-ranking army commander Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was laid to rest at the weekend.

The burial in Abuja held a day after he and 10 other officers died when their plane crashed in bad weather.

It is the third military air disaster this year and the army posted videos on social networks of the service attended by political and military leaders at the national mosque.

Lucky Irabor, Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff described May 21st as a very sad day for the Armed Forces with the loss of one of the country’s finest soldiers and best pilots along with an entourage.

The aircraft went down while trying to land at the Kaduna International Airport “due to inclement weather.

President Muhammadu Buhari did not attend the burial, which was crticised on social media.

The President has authorised that the National Flag fly at half mast in honour of the late Chief of Army Staff and ten others who died in a plane crash.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha remarked that this will take effect from Monday, 24 May 2021 to Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

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