Tears, emotions as Osinbajo's wife visits Attahiru's family, others

Dolapo Osinbajo visits family of one of the deceased

There was shed loads of emotions and tears as the wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo visited the wife and family of late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

Mrs Osinbajo who paid a visit to seven of the families, all of whom reside in Abuja, conveyed the message of the President and First Lady. She was among early callers at the residence of the COAS on Friday soon after the news got out. Since then reports say she has been visiting the relatives of the departed everyday.

In what was a very emotive scene, Mrs Osinbajo could be seen embracing the wives of the departed officers.

When she arrived at the residence of Mrs Attahiru, she was received by Mrs Victoria Irabor, the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor.

She assured Mrs Attahiru and family that both the President and his VP would ensure that the memories of the COAS and all the military officers involved would not be forgotten.

She was then accompanied by leaders of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) to pay condolence visits to the families of six other families over the weekend.

She assured them that the Presidency would stand with the families and that the men did not die in vain. Later on Sunday the First Lady also visited the COAS family.