President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Abuja, received briefing on the plane crash which led to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and some military officers in Kaduna.
Buhari also expressed sadness over the crash.
In a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, the president condoled with families of the deceased, the military and Nigerians in general.
He described them as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.”
While praying that God receives the souls of the patriots, the president said the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.”
He pledged that the departed would not die in vain.
Late Attahiru, born on August 10, 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State, graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy and was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021.