Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President of Nigeria, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
Aisha confirmed this in a statement she authored and released on Sunday evening.
She described the death of Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers aboard the ill-fated aircraft as a monumental loss to Nigeria.
“I paid a condolence visit to the Family of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru,” Aisha stated in the statement.
“The death of the Late Chief Of Army Staff and the other military officers aboard the ill-fated aircraft is a monumental loss to their families and the Nation at large.
“May their souls rest in peace, and may the Almighty grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”
Attahiru died during an official trip to Kaduna State when his plane crashed on Friday.
He was laid to rest in Abuja on Saturday.
Attahiru took over as army chief in a major military reshuffle in January.