The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Awwal Gambo, has canceled all activities of the 65th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy, following the death of the Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and some other military personnel in a plane crash on Friday.

This announcement was contained in a statement on today signed by the Commodore for Chief of the Naval Staff, Suleman Dahun.

“The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has directed the cancellation of the events marking the 65th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy,” the statement read.

“This decision followed the sad demise of the Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, some senior officers, other officers and personnel in the air crash of yesterday 21 May 2021 in Kaduna.

“The CNS commiserates with the nation and offers the condolences of officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy to Mr President, the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force as well as families of the departed.”