The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni is schoked, heartbroken and deeply saddened by the death of Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers following an air crash that occurred in Kaduna State.
This was disclosed by Governor Buni’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed on Friday, describing the incident as ‘unfortunate.’
Governor Buni, who is also the Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, said the death of the COAS and other officers, in what he termed as ‘fallen heroes’ is a great national loss to Nigeria.
“The demise of these top military officers at this moment when Nigeria needs their services most, is indeed a great loss to the army and Nigeria and the people of the country,” he said.
“I therefore condole with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, the Nigeria Army and the families of the deceased officers,” Buni added.
While expressing optimism that the Nigerian Army would overcome the challenges associated with the incident and other security challenges in the country and emerge victorious, Governor Buni prayed to God to grant the souls of the deceased officers eternal rest and, to their families, government, Nigeria army and the people of Nigeria the fortitude to bear the lost.
“The Nigeria army should re-dedicate itself to defeat the security challenges as a mark of honour and respect to the deceased Chief of Army Staff and the other fallen officers,” Buni said.