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Prof Osinbajo pays tribute to Gen. Attahiru, other fallen heroes

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has extolled the virtues of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and other Officers who were killed in the ill-fated air mishap of Friday in Kaduna.

Writing on his official twitter handle on Saturday, Prof Osinbajo, who said he received the news of the air mishap with sadness, said the gallantry of the nation’s heroes will always be remembered by the government.


I received with great sadness the news of an air crash involving the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers of the Nigerian military yesterday.

Their death while in active service in the defense of our country reflects the depth of sacrifice our military officers, men and women of the other ranks are often prepared to make.

We honour the service of the Army Chief and all those involved in this unfortunate accident even as we continue to demonstrate our profound appreciation to all in our military services and in harm’s way. The gallantry of our heroes will always be remembered.

I join the President and CIC of the Nigerian Armed Forces to commiserate with families, friends and colleagues of these gallant officers and men who died in the crash. I pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss. May the memories of the departed remain ever blessed.

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