Fani-Kayode reacts to the death of Nigeria Army Chief, Attahiru
Former Minister of Aviation and PDP chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru.
The PDP chieftain described the chief of army staff’s death as a monumental tragedy to Nigeria.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, has died in a plane crash with some of his aides.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement.
It was also learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm.
Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, Akin Olateru, confirmed that the eight souls died onboard.
“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note.
Reacting, the former minister, in a tweet wrote: “The Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Attahiru Ibrahim, has been killed in an air crash together with a number of his officers and aides.
“This is a monumental tragedy and a big blow to our nation. May their souls rest in peace & may God help Nigeria.”
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