Late Army Chief, Attahiru, Others for Burial Today
By Kingsley Nwezeh
The Nigerian Army Headquarters has released the burial programme for the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and other senior officers, who died in a plane crash in Kaduna Friday evening.
Other senior officers, who died in the crash include Brig Gen MI Abdulkadir, Brig Gen Olayinka, Brigadier-General Kuliya, ADC to the late COAS, Major LA Hayat, Major Hamza and Sergeant Umar.
The ill-fated flight crew are Flight. Lt. T.O Asaniyi, Flt. Lt. AA Olufade, Sgt Adesina and ACM Oyedepo.
A statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said the burial of the fallen officers would take place at the National Cemetery, Abuja.
“The burial proceedings of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who lost their lives in an air mishap in Kaduna is slated for today Saturday, 22 May 21.
“It will commence at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja by 1000hrs respectively”, it said.
“Consequently, the interment for the late COAS and 6 other senior officers will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja today by 1300hrs”, it said.