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Ibrahim Attahiru’s Family And Army ‘Clashed’ At COAS’ Funeral Ceremony For This Simple Reason

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The family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, were involved in a disagreement with the Nigerian Army over his burial on Saturday.

They insisted that Attahiru must be laid to rest without a coffin according to Islamic rites.
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However, senior Army officers argued that the late COAS will be buried according to military traditions. The disagreement led to a short delay of Attahiru’s interment.

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After some time, the family was convinced by the superior arguments and the grave was widened to accommodate the coffin.
Attahiru and 10 other military officers were involved in a crash on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport.

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Apart from Attahiru, other victims were Brigadier Generals Ahmed Kuliya, O Olayinka, and MI Abdulkadir; Majors N Hamza, LA Hayat; Sergeants O Adesina, and Umar; as well as Aircraftman OM Oyedepo, Flt Lt TO Asaniyi, and Flt Lt AA Olufade.

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