President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel in a crash at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari described the victims of the crash as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.”
He said: “President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.
“The President condoles with families of the deceased, the military, and Nigerians in general.
“While praying that God receives the souls of the patriots, the President says the crash ‘is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country
“The President pledged that the departed would not die in vain.”