- President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with Fatima Attahiru, the wife of late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru
- Nigeria’s number one citizen has also directed that Flags should fly at Half Mast to honour the Generals and Soldiers who were killed in the Airforce crash in Kaduna state over the weekend
In a telephone call, President Buhari assured Fatima Attahiru that Nigerians will continue to support the widow of the late COAS as well as other soldiers who died in the plane crash.
Parts of the Statement issued by the Presidency on the conversation between President Buhari and Fatima Attahiru reads:
“In a telephone conversation Sunday evening (May 23) with Mrs. Fati Ibrahim Attahiru, the wife of the late COAS and the spouses of the other deceased officers through her, President Buhari hailed the sacrifices of the military men who lost their lives and the Armed Forces in general, saying that Nigerians will continue to appreciate and support the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers are confronting the threats facing the nation.
“He (President Buhari) gave the grieving spouses assurances that the nation will never forget the supreme sacrifice of their spouses,urging them to take solace in the surge of extraordinary feelings of emotions across regions,religions &tribes all over the country in appreciation of their sacrifices.”
President Muhammadu Buhari directed that Flags should fly at Half Mast. In addition, today, Monday, May 24 was declared a Public holiday for the military by Nigeria’s President to honour the late soldiers.