Attahiru: Atiku sympathizes with Buhari, expresses shock over COAS death

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

Atiku said Attahiru’s death was a rude shock to all Nigerians.

The former Vice President, who sympathised with President Muhammadu Buhari, described yesterday as a dark day for Nigeria.

In a series of tweets, Atiku wrote: “It is a dark day for the nation. The loss of COAS Major Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and others today sends a rude shock across Nigeria and our friends worldwide.

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“I sympathise with the Commander-in-Chief and our armed forces on this sad development. May the Attahiru family and other affected families be comforted, and their memories be a blessing.”

Recall that General Attahiru, who was among the Service Chiefs newly appointed by Buhari in January, died in an air crash on Friday.

The top military officer was aboard a military aircraft to an official trip in Kaduna.Igbos – Group

UGAMATV gathered that Attahiru died with seven other military officials and four crew members aboard the aircraft.

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