Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commented on the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers in an air crash in Kaduna on Friday.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the Vice President said he received the news with great sadness.
Also Read: Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi: NAF Pilot Who Died In Kaduna Military Aircraft Crash Was Planning His Wedding
According to Osinbajo “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.”
Also Read: Ibrahim Attahiru Dead: “Was It An Inside Job?” – Fani-kayode Demands Investigation Into Military Aircraft Crash
He added: “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 this heroes would always be remembered.
Also Read: Ibrahim Attahiru: The NAF Beecroft Plane Landed In Kaduna Before Crashing And Going Up In Flames – Reports
“I join the President and Commander in Chief 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.”
Photo Credit: Getty