President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply saddened the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.
The President condoles with families of the deceased, the military, and Nigerians in general.
He described the dead as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.”
He prayed that God would receive the souls of the patriots.
According to Buhari, 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.