Attahiru: Buhari missing at burial of COAS, other military officers

by Newsie Event Media

President Muhammadu Buhari was nowhere to be found at the burial of the late Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru, and others on Saturday.

Attahiru died in a plane crash close to the Kaduna Airport on Friday, alongside 10 other officers when the Beachcraft 350 aircraft came down due to bad weather.

Their remains were on Saturday moved to the National Mosque and the Nigerian Air Force Protestant Church venues of prayers.

The burial rites which started around 1pm, was attended by top dignitaries in Nugeria’s Armed Forces.

At the National Military Cemetery where their bodies were moved to for the internment ceremony, the fallen gallant soldiers were honoured with a 21-gun salute.

While mourning their death last night, Buhari described them as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land”. There has been no statement from the presidency as to why the president wasn’t physically present. .

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