Osinbajo speaks on death of Attahiru, others [Statement]

VP Yemi Osinbajo presides over the Virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday

VP Yemi Osinbajo: speaks on Attahiru, other officers' death

VP Yemi Osinbajo: speaks on Attahiru, other officers' death
VP Yemi Osinbajo: speaks on Attahiru, other officers’ death

By Abankula

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed great sadness on the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military officers.

The officers died in an air crash yesterday in Kaduna.

According to Prof Osinbajo “their death while in active service in the defence of our country reflects the depth of sacrifice our military officers, men and women of the other ranks are often prepared to make.”

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Below is the full statement of the Vice President:

“I received with great sadness the news of an air crash involving the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers of the Nigerian military yesterday.

“Their death while in active service in the defence of our country reflects the depth of sacrifice our military officers, men and women of the other ranks are often prepared to make. We honour the service of the Army Chief and all those involved in this unfortunate accident even as we continue to demonstrate our profound appreciation to all in our military services and in harm’s way. The gallantry of these heroes would always be remembered.

“I join the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces to commiserate with families, friends and colleagues of these gallant officers and men who died in the crash. I pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss. May the memories of the departed remain ever blessed.”