Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom describes the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru in an air crash yesterday as shocking and quite painful.
The Governor says the loss of Lt General Attahiru and the other military officers who were also on board the aircraft is a setback to the fight against insecurity in the country.
He states that the late Chief of Army Staff demonstrated commitment to tackling the wave of insecurity since his assumption of office earlier this year.
Governor Ortom sympathizes with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and the bereaved families. He prays that God grants the soul of Lieutenant General Attahiru as well as those of the other military officers eternal rest and their families the strength to bear the losses.