COAS died just as his leadership was required the most Says Sen. Ndume

Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff and ten other Soldiers, in a jet crash in Kaduna on Friday died
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Senator Ali Ndume during an oversign visit and Inspection of NEDC and NEMA constructions and Progress in Borno [Credits: Michael V. Bolgent]

Sen. Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, has expressed grief that Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), died at a time when his leadership was most required in the country's struggle against banditry and terrorism.

Ndume, in an emotional statement released in Abuja on Saturday, called Attahiru's death a national tragedy.

The COAS, according to the representative of Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly (NASS), died a noble hero.

Attahiru and his staff, according to Ndume, are dedicated and patriotic Nigerians.

The senator stated that the team has already begun implementing methods that the Nigerian Army would require to deal with external and internal forces endangering the country's peace.

“No doubt, this is a difficult loss for the entire Armed Forces at this crucial time when we are confronted by insecurity in all parts of the country", he said.

In prayers, Ndume added;

“I pray that Almighty Allah (SWT) will grant the families and the Armed Forces the strength and fortitude to bear the painful loss, Amen!”

Recall that THE GAZETTE, reported that Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff and ten other Soldiers, in a jet crash in Kaduna on Friday died.

President Muhammadu Buhari also was deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, and other military officers; A statement from Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity Femi Adesina says.