The Nigerian Navy has announced the cancellation of events marking its 65th Anniversary because of the death of Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru.
The directive came from the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo. This Nigeria Navy 65th 65th Anniversaryaction was taken to honour the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, and some senior officers, who met their untimely death on Friday, May 21, in Kaduna.
In a statement released by the director of information, Navy headquarters, Suleman Dahun, seen by Leakblast, Gambo commiserated with the nation.
He also expressed his deepest sympathy and that of the Nigerian Navy to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force as well as the families of the departed.
Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend the passing-out parade of army recruits scheduled for Saturday. Unfortunately, the Army boss and 10 other officers did not make it as their aircraft crashed.
Following the death of Attahiru and other military officers, President Buhari was on Friday, May 21, briefed by Bashir Magashi, the minister of defence.
Buhari expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident. According to him, the death of Attahiru and other military officers was a mortal blow to Nigeria’s underbelly.
He also condoled with the families of the deceased.
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