Buhari calls Attahiru's wife, Fati, Praises the late COAS for his service.
the President had earlier given directives to the Defense headquarters and the Ministry of Defense to do everything a government can do to provide comfort and ease the hardships of the families of the deceased
Buhari calls Fati, wife of late Chief of Army Staff
President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to Fati, the wife of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and the spouses of other victims of the Friday air crash in Kaduna.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, 23rd May, says speaking to Fati and through her, the other late officers’ spouses, Buhari described Gen Attahiru as an outstanding soldier and an institution builder, who fought valiantly for Nigeria until he breathed his last.
He hailed the sacrifices of the military men who lost their lives and the Armed Forces in general, saying that Nigerians will continue to appreciate and support the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers are confronting the threats facing the nation.
Buhari gave the grieving spouses assurances that the nation will never
forget the supreme sacrifice of their spouses, urging them to take
solace in the surge of extraordinary feelings of emotions across
regions, religions, and tribes all over the country in appreciation of
According to the statement, the President had
earlier given directives to the Defense headquarters and the Ministry of Defense to do everything a government can do to provide comfort and
ease the hardships of the families of the deceased, he prayed to
Almighty God to repose their souls and grant their families the
fortitude to bear the losses.