Following the untimely demise of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane mishap, the Nigeria Army, Directorate of Public Relations has advised on the burial proceedings which will take place today in Abuja.
A release from Director, Army Public Relations Bri. Gen. Mohammed Yerima of the Nigerian Army reads:
“The Burial proceedings of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 6 other senior officers who lost their lives in an air mishap in Kaduna is slated for today Saturday, 22 May 21. It will commence at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja by 10:00hrs respectively”
“Consequently, the interment for the late COAS and 6 other senior officers will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja today by 13:00hrs”
“You are please requested to detail your media crew to cover the event”
Many Nigerians have expressed their heartfelt sympathy over the ugly incident which claimed the lives of the COAS and six other vibrant Nigerian soldiers who have distinguished themselves in the course of their careers.