By Ike Philip AbiagomCHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaboshi, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta North has described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others as a national tragedy.
Attahiru and 10 others died in a plane crash on Friday in Kaduna State, throwing the entire nation into mourning.
Nwaboshi,“This incident is saddening, coming at a time there is a fresh momentum in the nation’s war against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes.
“The Chief of Army Staff and the other officers gave their lives for the security and unity of Nigeria and will be remembered as heroes in the history of the country.
“It is unfortunate that this is coming at a time when the country’s service chiefs are doing everything possible to win the war against insurgency in Nigeria.
Nwaboshi said he was not unmindful of their dedication and gallant effort to secure the country, tasking them not to relent in their fight against insurgency in Nigeria. in a condolence message expressed sadness over the death of Attahiru and other military officers. He described them as patriots who died with their boots on. According to him, the death of Attahiru and others was a national tragedy, praying God to console families of the deceased.
In his words: “I extend my condolences to the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Armed Forces and the families of Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the late Chief of Army Staff and other military officers who died on Friday in an air crash in Kaduna State.
“The death of these officers is a national tragedy, as the victims were patriots who died with their boots on, in our collective quest for peace and security.