File Photo of President Muhammadu Buhari and the late COAS Ibrahim Attahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the lives of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers.

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Spokesperson to the President, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Friday, quoted the President as saying the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.”

President Buhari receives briefing on the Plane crash which led to the death of the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and others in State House on 21st May 2021

He pledged that the death of the COAS and 10 others on board the ill fated flight would not be in vain.